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Bee Tips and Topics of Interest

Tips on honey, bees, and beekeeping for new or experienced beekeepers.

       Topics of Interest
Farmer's market, Ithaca, NY
Nicholas Calderone
Learn all about Honey! Information on the manufacturing, processing and marketing of bee products.

Print our colony record cards for your hives. - (pdf) Click here for the key for colony card abreviations.

Check to see what the weather is going to be in your area before going to the apiary.

Official National Honey Board Marketing Kit - Learn how you can best market honey with the National Honey Board’s comprehensive honey marketing kit. The kit includes up-to-date trend information, business resource listings and pages and pages of honey marketing ideas, samples and how-to tips.

Honey Month - Press Kit - Materials available from the National Honey Board. Designed expressly for honey producers and packers the kit gives you all the tools you need to successfully interest your local media in featuring a story about honey and about you.

If you were a honey bee what kind of flowers would you be looking for?

Like to know more about what you should be doing each
month with your honey bees?
Keep up to date with our honey bee management calendar....

Plans to build equipment and hives from

Honey Locator -source for finding honey and honey suppliers, varieties of honey and their floral origins

Shelf life and stability of honey -(pdf)  How long can I keep that honey?

  Honey related "Clip-Art" compliments of the National Honey Board

 Learn about Ancient Egyptian Beekeepers

What kinds of Buckwheat do bees really prefer? Read more and more...
University of Delaware, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

Strange and interesting Bee Trivia!

     Periodicals, Journals, Books, and Pamphlets

The National Honey Board's Newsletters

Bee Culture

American Bee Journal has the honor of being the oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world.

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) Cornell University's core electronic collection of full-text agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Check out the new on-line catalog of Cornell Cooperative Extension bee publications.

To view and print PDF files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader...
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     Information for Beginning Beekeepers

Starting Beekeeping - Fundamentals of beginning beekeeping, Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium, Pennsylvania State University Extension

Beekeeper's Web Links -Links to web pages about beekeeping

Beekeeping: The Beekeeper's Home Pages - Beginning beekeeper section with lots of information and links


Growers! Looking for bees for pollination?

Beekeepers:  Do you want to be listed as a source of bees for pollination?
   Click here.

The Pollination Home Page - lots of practical info on pollination, bees, pesticides, beneficial insects and much more for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, gardeners, beekeepers and everyone else

Bee Culture Magazine - McGregor's Handbook of Insect Pollination Of Cultivated Crop Plants. The first and only virtual beekeeping book updated continously.

Pollination and Bees - West Virginia University Extension Service

Bees and Pollination - Web resources about honeybees and pollination

Nicholas Calderone

     Links to Honey Recipe Resources

National Honey Board

Delicious Bar-B-Q sauces from the National Honey Board just in time for the grilling season: Honey Barbecue Sauce, Honeyed Baja Barbecue Sauce, and Smokey Honey Barbecue Sauce

Baking with Honey-advise on how to substitute honey when baking

Honey Recipes Delicious and easy recipes using Honey!

Honey Sauces -(pdf) Honey Goes Global: Sauces and Condiments from Around the World

The Honey Library -(pdf) – Volume II of the NHB's Recipe and Graphics Library

Gourmet Honey A veritable encyclopedia of recipes and beauty treatments

Honey Recipes! More honey recipes!

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Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 


Updated July 2006
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