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LOCAL SUPPLIERS

  • BeeManiacs - Local supplier of bees and beekeeping equipment  
  • Mark T. Durst and Sons - Local supplier of honey and candles
  • Miller's Homestead - Local resource of bees, beekeeping equipment and fine natural honey
  • Tate's Honey Farm - Local supplier of bees and beekeeping equipment
  • Wolf Fork Apiary - Located in Dayton, Washington. Package bees, pick up only.  For more information contact Elmer Segraves (509) 520-9052; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ORGANIZATIONS


  • American Beekeeping Federation - Acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the various sectors of the industry.
  • Washington State Beekeepers Association - Serves hobbyist and professional Beekeepers in Washinton State.
  • Inland Empire Beekeepers Association - A group offering a forum to beekeepers in the area surrounding Spokane, Washington and Northern Idaho.
  • Backyard Beekeepers -  An Association serving the hobbist beekeeper in north Spokane County and Idaho Panhandle areas.
  • WSU Honey Bees + Polinators -  Information on research in the Diagnostic Lab, the Research Lab, and on the Breeding Program at Washington State University.
  • Washington State Department of Agriculture. Apiary -  Washington State information on beekeeping including apriary registration forms, laws and rules.
  • Bee Informed Partnership - Up-to-date summaries of date from the nation's beekeepers.
  • Project Apis M - Funds and directs research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production.
  • Honey Bee Health Coalition - Works to foster healthy bee and native pollinator populations.
  • eXtension - America's Research-Based Learning Network - Delivers research-based information emerging from America's land-grant university system including Washington State University.
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service Bee Research - Conducts research on the biology and control of honey bee parasites, diseases, and pests to ensure an adequate supply of bees for pollination and honey production.
  • Pollinator Stewardship Council - Defends managed and nature pollinators... from the adverse impact of pesticides.
  • Apis Information Resource Center  - Seeks to promote beekeeping through a wide range of topics that are of interest to both the beginner and advanced beekeeper.
  • Bee Friendly Initiative - Collaborative research project by Washington State University, Department of Entomology and the Washington State Beekeepers Association to "Give Bees a Chance" through mushroom extract feeding.
  • Pollinator Partnership -  Mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.
  • Xerces Society - Working to protect invertebrates and their habitats.

BASIC INSTRUCTION


  • Hobbyist Beekeeping - A series of 13 video lessons on beginning beekeeping sponsored by the Spokane County Library District Hobbyist Beekeeping

BEEKEEPING


HONEY BEES

HONEY BEES - LOCAL HISTORY AND CURRENT NEWS


POLLINATORS

INSECTS

HONEY BEE HEALTH

DISEASES and PESTS

PESTICIDES & FUNGICIDES

HONEY BEES AND FLOWERS


HONEY AND OTHER BEE PRODUCTS


ESSENTIAL OILS


LOCAL GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR BEEKEEPING


NSF FOOD SAFE EQUIPMENT


HIVE TRACKS INSPECTION TEMPLATE