The Apiary: Bees & Beekeeping
To bee or not to bee... that is the question.
An "apiary" is a place where bees and hives are kept, especially when it is for the production of honey.
I don't keep bees presently, but it is an ambition of mine. I'd like to make sure that how I keep bees is healthy for the bees as well as the humans and animals who live around them. I started this lens so I would have a place to put all the info I'm learning about bees and beekeeping. You are very welcome to read it over and learn along with me!
All About Bees - These sites talk about various species of bees and their differences
I've tried to make this module list sites that really discuss bees from a more insectoid and scientific angle. One of the things many people don't realize is that there are various species of bees in the world and some are more suitable for honey cultivation or keeping for crop pollenation than others.
At Honeybee.tamu.edu we hope to provide general information about bees, answer frequently asked questions and solve common problems associated with honey bees, and serve beekeepers with regulatory resources, specific disease and parasite information,
- Carpenter Bees
In the late-spring and early summer, homeowners often notice large, black bees hovering around the outside of their homes. These are probably carpenter bees searching for mates and favorable sites to construct their nests.
- Insecta Inspecta World - Killer Bees
Africanized, Sometimes Called "Killer Bees"
- Gordon's Social Bees Page
An Introduction to the biology, classification and ecology of the Social Bees (Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Stingless Bees etc.)
- NOVA Online | Tales from the Hive
Welcome to the companion Web site to the NOVA program "Tales from the Hive,"
- Bee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bees (a lineage within the superfamily Apoidea) are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees, and they may be found on every continent except Antarctica. Bees are adapted for feeding on nectar
- Welcome to Anne Gracie's Website - Bees
Quite a lot of people have asked me why on earth I keep bees. They also ask me how often I get stung. Actually, bee keeping is not all that scary or dangerous - unless you're allergic to bee stings, and I'm not.
Guides and Books on Beekeeping
There's a rather thorough amount of books on bees and beekeeping. I'm going to have to research my area (the Pacific Northwest) and find out what sorts of specifics there would be for keeping bees here.
Beekeeping and Honey
This is the module that delves into beekeeping, hive management and honey production.
The insects most beneficial to humans are found in the large insect order Hymenoptera. Not only are the bees and many of their relatives pollinators of flowering plants, including fruits and vegetables, but thousands of species of small wasps are par
- Bees and Honey
All about honey, honey bees and more
- Honey.com - The Honey Expert
Honey.com is your source for honey information and recipes. Honey.com -- the honey expert
- Bees and Pollination
An AgNIC website providing links to web-based information about honeybees, beekeeping and pollination
- Solitary Bees: An Addition to Honey Bees
Pollen bees! What are these? Who ever heard of them? If you have not heard of pollen bees, that's not surprising, because this inclusive term was coined only in 1992, to describe all the bees other than honey bees that help to pollinate our crops and
- Organic Honey - The O'Mama Report
The O'Mama Report is a resource featuring organic and organic agriculture. It contains articles about organic standards, organic gardening, preparing organic baby nurseries, cooking with organic foods, and how to incorporate organic into everyday lif
- Apiservices - The Beekeeping portal - Le Portail Apiculture - Apicultura - Imkerei
Apiservices - All information about beekeeping, bees and honey - Toutes informations pour l'apiculture, les abeilles et le miel
Your Online Sourcebook for Beekeeping
- Guide To Bee-Friendly Gardens - Home
What types of bees do you see in your garden? At first glance you may observe some honeybees ducking in and out of flowers, perhaps a bumblebee or two. Did you know that there are actually 81 known species of bees in urban Berkeley alone? Take a bett
- MAKE: Blog: Backyard beekeeping - splitting a hive
This is my second year as an amateur beekeeper, and this last weekend we split our first hive, creating a second colony which will be relocated to a new home in the suburbs.
- How Hilary Berseth Makes His Beeswax Sculptures -- New York Magazine
How Hilary Berseth makes his buzzworthy sculptures.
Colony Collapse Disorder - a catastrophic development in beekeeping
This is a new term being applied to s syndrome that is just being noticed by beekeepers and agriculture specialists. The ramifications of this, in a worst case scenario, could be the loss of millions of food and plant crops worldwide. Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying that if all the bees on the planet were gone, humans would only be able to survive for about four years.
- Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? - Independent Online Edition > Wildlife
Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious 'colony collapse' of bees
- Mystery Ailment Strikes Honeybees - washingtonpost.com
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A mysterious illness is killing tens of thousands of honeybee colonies across the country, threatening honey production, the livelihood of beekeepers and possibly crops that need bees for pollination.
- MAAREC - A listing of on-line information.
To better understand the cause(s) of this disease and with the hope of eventually identifying strategies to prevent further losses, a group of researchers, extension agents, and regulatory officials was formed. This group represents a diverse number
- Colony Collapse Disorder | Podcasts at Penn State
In our first episode, hear from Senior Extension Agent and Honey Bee Specialist, Maryann Frazier, about honey bees and why they are such important pollinators in Pennsylvania and the United States. Find out why this die off is getting the attention o
- Latest Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences News
An alarming die-off of honey bees has beekeepers fighting for commercial survival and crop growers wondering whether bees will be available to pollinate their crops this spring and summer.
- Colony Collapse Disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colony Collapse Disorder (or CCD) is a honey bee disease, disorder or syndrome that describes the massive die-off affecting an entire colony. It is apparently limited to colonies of the Western honey bee in North America. The cause of the syndrome
- Pesticides may be hurting honeybees: researcher
Toxins in the environment could be causing honeybee populations to dwindle in New Brunswick, Ontario and the northeastern states, a U.S. researcher says.
- Straight Dope Staff Report: Why are the bees disappearing?
First and most important: There are some 20,000 species of bees in the world, and many thousands more types of pollinating insects. What you're hearing about, "colony collapse disorder," affects one species of bee â the European honey bee. That speci
- New film seeks answer to mystery of vanishing bees - Yahoo! News
A new documentary seeks to unravel the mystery of why billions of honey bees have been disappearing from hives across the United States, and concludes that the chief suspect is pesticides.
Bee Quotations - To bee or not too bee.... buzz is the question
- Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
-- Muhammad Ali
- The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover, anytime, to him, is aristocracy.
-- Emily Dickinson
- It takes a bee to get the honey out.
-- Arthur Guiterman
- When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer; you may want to visit the bee's house some day.
-- Congo Proverb
- The honey-bee's great ambition is to be rich, to lay up great stores, to possess the sweet of every flower that blooms. She is more than provident. Enough will not satisfy her, she must have all she can get by hook or crook.
-- John Burroughs
About Honey - How sweet it is...
Here is informationn on honey, and what makes the different types distinct from each other.
- Why is honey kosher ?
A Rabbinical dicussion of why honey can be kosher.
- BeeSource.com | POV | USDA | A Survey of American Honeys
Characterization of Individual Floral Types of Honey
- Honey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honeybees and other insects from the nectar of flowers. "The definition of honey stipulates a pure product that does not allow for the addition of any other substance.
- All About Honey
Learn the differences between comb honey, liquid honey, granulated and chunk honey.
- Monofloral Honey Definitions
World Wide the International Standards for Honey are laid out in the Codex Alimentarius (administered by the "Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme").
- Got Mead?: Honey Types
Honey Varieties and the different qualities they bring to making mead.
From the natural backyard activity of bees, to hornets attacking and even John Belushi as the King Bee, here are some bee videos that you might enjoy.