One of the best ways to have a successful bee yard is to get involved in your beekeeping community. Go to the meetings, chat about seasonal blooms, troubleshoot common problems, and learn a lot, while having fun with your neighbors.
To find your local bee club, visit our Local Bee Meetings page!
Interested in Getting Bees with Honey and the Hive?
The Bee Informed Partnership’s core idea is that we can learn more by studying honey bee health on a large scale than we can in individual lab experiments. Borrowing traditional methods of cancer research from human medicine, we gather huge amounts of data submitted by beekeepers to understand just two things: How many hives they lost last season and how they kept their bees during that season.
An excellent resource from practical experience beekeeping.
Sandhill Bees Tips from Meghan Milbrath:
Awesome writing and how-to's on the toughest and easiest aspects of beekeeping, including resources on "treatment-free."
A Field Guide to Honeybees and Their Maladies:
Downloadable pdf: http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-116/view
Tools for Varroa Management from the Honeybee Health Coalition:
Their mission is to collaboratively implement solutions that will help to achieve a healthy population of honey bees while also supporting healthy populations of native and managed pollinators in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems.
Formic Pro Application video:
Pesticide Samples and Effects on Honeybees:
Note: the lower score of LD50 is more toxic
Article: Why Did My Honeybees Die?
Organic Growers School
Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. Their hands-on training, workshops, conferences and partnerships strengthen and celebrate each grower’s move towards self-reliance.
RootWise Landscape Solutions
RootWise Landscape Solutions, LLC specializes in providing Asheville and surrounding areas a wide variety of high-quality design, installation, and maintenance services for both commercial and residential properties. We’re experienced, punctual and attentive as we strive to not simply enhance, but also preserve each outdoor space through conscientious and sustainable practices. This is our chief goal, next to building a positive, professional relationship with our clients.
Brush Mountain Bee Farm
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm was established by Steve and Sandy Forrest and opened for business in 1977. It began as a part time business with the office and wood shop in the home of Steve and Sandy. As the business grew more buildings were added and today it occupies over 30,000 square feet under roof with a woodshop, metal shop, sewing room, and warehouse space.
Brushy Mountain continues to expand and provide products from coast to coast and beyond. Their knowledgeable and courteous staff is available to provide you with the latest information. The future of the Bee Farm is invested in supplying the best quality, best service, and best support in the beekeeping industry.