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Beekeepers

If you’re just getting started with beekeeping or you’re a beekeeping expert, check out these online resources to get up-to-date information on honey bee husbandry and to participate in an ongoing national survey!

Materials for the ‘newbee’ beekeeper
If you’re thinking about becoming a beekeeper or are looking for extra instruction, check out these featured Penn State course and instructional materials.

Help efforts to monitor honey bee colony loss
If you’re already a beekeeper and would like to learn more about ongoing research efforts to track annual US colony losses and/or to contribute information about your colonies, join a national survey offered through the Bee Informed Partnership.

Extension Resources

  • Who Pollinates Pennsylvania Blueberry Plants? Penn State Extension Fruit Times, May 2018 (link)
  • Spring Bees: Who Are They and Where Do They Live? Penn State Extension, March 2018 (link)
  • Tracking Feral Bee Health in Pennsylvania, preliminary results 2017. Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association Newsletter, March 2018 (link)
  • Protecting Pollinators: What Role Can the Greenhouse Industry Play? eGRO alert, 7(7) March 2018 (link)
  • Tracking the health of feral honey bees in Pennsylvania. Penn State Extension Fruit Times, October 2017 (link)
  • Why are Bees the Best Pollinators? Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association Newsletter, October 2017 (link)
  • Oxalic Acid: Why, When, and How? Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association Newsletter, July 2017 (link)
  • Efficacy of Different Methods of Oxalic Acid Application. American Bee Journal 157:505-507 (link)
  • Tracking the Health of Feral Bees in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association Newsletter, March 2017 (link)

For the curious!
Can’t get enough information about honey bees and ongoing research?  Check out these additional online resources: