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Randall Austin


Oct  A New Old Tool To Fix Wax Moths

Sep  My Bees All Left

Aug  Refractometer Use and Calibration

Jul  Extracting Step by Step

Jun  What Makes Ticks Tick?

May Hurray For The Tulip Poplars

Apr Making Money With Bees

Mar Management Begins With Monitoring

Feb You've Got Mail

Jan Good Books For Winter Reading


Dec Honey Bee Colonies As A Superorganism

Nov Thanksgiving Delicacies From The Hive

Oct What's an Inspection?

Sep Window to the Bee World

Aug Robbin the Hood

Jul Why Mark Queens?

Jun Queen Development Timetable

May CBD Oil In Honey?  Not So Fast?

Apr Swarm Season Is Here

Mar Little Bee Where Have You Been

Feb Maybe We Shouldn't Keep Honey Bees

Jan Slovenia Beekeeping


Dec Gadgets, Gizmos and Got-to-Haves

Nov What's The NCSBA Good For?

Oct Have You Been Bombed?

Sep Mentoring As A Defensive Strategy

Aug Good Neighbors

Jul Yikes Laying Workers

Jun Who You Gonna Call

May Summer Space Management

Apr What's the Deal with Oxalic Acid: Part 2

Mar Life of A Bee Researcher

Feb Let's Get Started

Jan What's in YOUR Smoker


Dec Winter Inspections

Nov Spotlight On Bee Downtown's Justin Maness

Oct Can Stings Be A Good Thing

Sep Local Beekeeper Associations: A Whole Lot of Ba

Aug Teaching Kids About Honey Bees

Jul Just The Facts Part Two

Jun Where's Waldo?  A Dozen Tips for Finding the Qu

May Let's Make A Bee Vac

Apr Package Basics

Mar Building On A Firm Foundation

Feb Races of Honey Bees

Jan Just The Facts Ma'am!


Dec Packages vs Nucs: Want To Fight About It?

Nov Giving Thanks For Honey!

Oct What's That Smell?

Sep Bottling Honey for Sale

Aug Seasonal Management

Jul Save Your Bees, Starting With Yours

Jun Spinning Gold

May Making Splits Without Bananas

Apr Don't Forget The Hive Stand!

Mar I Don't See Any Mites

Feb Standard Equipment How Standard Is It?

Jan Get Thee To A Bee School


Nov Bee Math

Oct Wisdom Wins Out Regarding AFB Treatments

Sep Pity The Poor Wax Moth?

Aug What's The Deal With Oxcalic Acid?

Jul The Flip Side of Making Splits

Jun Know Thy Enemy

May Love A Beetle!

Apr Make Your Own Solar Wax Melter

Mar Reducing Stings

Feb Those Aren't My Bees

Jan Yum Yum, Eat 'Em Up!


Dec Free Bees?

Nov Got Water?

Oct A Few More Wintering Tips

Sep Controlling Winter Losses

Aug How Might We Smite Mites?

Jul Are You Ready For A Challenge?

Jun Is Tigger Crazy?

May The Rush Is On!

Apr Bailey's In Africa

Apr I Need To Buy A Queen... Or Do I?

Mar Have Bees, Will Travel

Feb Beware The Ides of March

Jan It's Quiet Out There... To Quiet


Dec Honey With A Twist

Oct The Right Bees For You

Sep Blood-Sucking Baby-Killers Are After Your Bees

Jul You Can Do It!

Jun Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

Educational Links

Beekeeper holding a frame

Bee Friendly Plant List for Triangle Area of NC

Beekeeping Notes
Extension articles by the NC State Apiculture Program.

Apiary Inspectors
By clicking on a colored section of the linked map, you can obtain a large map of an Apiary Inspector’s assigned work area. The display will also include the Inspector’s name, city/town of residence, telephone number and e-mail address.

Apiary Program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The mission of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary Program is to promote and protect the state’s beekeeping industry.

North Carolina Beekeepers Association (NCSBA)
The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations.

NC State University Apiculture Program
The research focus of the NCSU Apiculture program is to further our understanding of honey bee biology and to better our ability of bee management.

National Honey Board (NHB)
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs.

Bee Informed Partnership
The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States.

Honey Bee Health Coalition
The Honey Bee Health Coalition brings together beekeepers, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers, and consumer brands to improve honey bee health by addressing multiple factors influencing bee health, including hive pests and disease, forage and nutrition, and exposure to crop pesticides.