Online Resources For BeeKeepers

Pests and Diseases

A Field Guide to Honey Bees and their Maladies - Penn State University

USDA Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory

USDA Publication – Diagnosis of Honey Bee Diseases

Small Hive Beetle IPM – Dr. W.M. Hood – Clemson University SC

An Investigation of Techniques for Using Oxalic Acid to Reduce Varroa Mite Populations in Honey Bee Colonies and Package Bees – A Doctoral dissertation from the University of Nebraska.

TN State Apiary forms

TN Apiary Act – The state laws concerning bee keepers

Apiary Inspection Request

TN Apiary Registration Online - Completely free, and Required by law

Application to Move Honeybees or Used Equipment into TN

Application to Establish an Experimental Apiary in TN

Reporting Movement of Honeybee Colonies for Pollination within TN

Request for Apiary Information

Request to be Placed on Pollinator List for Growers

Request to be Placed on Swarm Removal Services List

Request to be Placed on Structural Honeybee Removal List

Request to be Placed on List to Sell Local Honey and Other Products

Request to be Removed From Any/All Above Lists

Apiary Section Complaint Form

Join the TBA

Websites and Videos

Scientific Bee Keeping by Randy Oliver

George Imirie’s pink pages – This authoritative website by the late master bee keeper George Imirie has been one of the finest resources on the internet for years.  You wouldn’t go far wrong if this was the only thing you ever read about bee keeping.

Beekeeping in Tennessee – published by the University of TN.

Bee Culture Magazine

Natural BeeKeeping - by Michael Bush

History of Beekeeping - excellent article on Wikipedia.

University of TN BeeKeeping website

Online Beekeeping classes - from beginner to advanced

BeeKeeping in Tennessee - University of TN Extension

A video on how to tell if a hive is queenless before you install that expensive new one.

Installing package bees video

Bee Keeping Videos - presented by Brushy Mountain bee supply

Build your Own Equipment

Plans for all kinds of woodenware – For the build it yourselfer

Coates 8 Frame Medium Nuc – Easy and economical nucleus hive made out of 1/2″ plywood.

Queen Rearing

Queens For Pennies – Randy Olivers simple method.

Queen Rearing – an excellent series of videos on queen rearing – thanks to Matthew Phillips for the link.

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