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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

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.

Honey Bee Health Coalition
Formed to bring together beekeepers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, growers, conservation groups, manufacturers and consumer brands, and other key partners to improve the health of honey bees in general and specifically around production agriculture.