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 the Penn State Beescape Team or consider contributing to the 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 the health of feral honey bees in Pennsylvania. Penn State Extension Fruit Times, October 2017 (link)

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