Beekeepers must be prepared to receive stings and to overcome natural fears and apprehensions regarding stings.
A listing of companies that sell bees, beekeeping equipment, and supplies.
An extensive list of suppliers of bees in Mid-Atlantic region and throughout the country.
Listing of extension specialists, apiary inspectors, state beekeeping associations, national organizations, journals, courses, video and audio media, and books.
It is possible to keep bees in crowded suburban areas, on tiny city lots, and on roof tops in large or small cities without problems.
Text covers the basics of beginning beekeeping and provides information on managing parasites, pests, and diseases; honey production and processing; pollination; handling beeswax; pollen trapping; and a guide to important floral sources. Available for $7.50 from Penn State Publications Distribution Center, 112 Ag Admin. Bldg., University Park, PA 16802; phone: 814-865-6713.