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Humans have have practiced apiculture for millennia. In addition to producing honey, wax, propolis and pollen, bees are vital pollinators for numerous varieties of plants and trees.

Beekeeping Resources

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

Beekeeping book
Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising...

Natural Beekeeping Trust

Beekeeping organization
The Natural Beekeeping Trust was formed in 2009 in response to the need for an alternative approach to the care of bees. The key aims of the trust are: -to disseminate information about bee-centred, natural beekeeping and, -to develop new understandings...

Extracts of Polypore Mushroom Mycelia Reduce Viruses in Honey Bees

Beekeeping article
A team of scientists from Washington State University headed by Steve Sheppard, the USDA, and Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, reported in October 2018 that a mushroom extract fed to honeybees greatly reduces virus levels. In field trials, colonies...

Friends of the Bees

Beekeeping organization
UK based volunteer organisation dedicated to improving conditions for pollinators, with a special emphasis on bees but covering all pollinator species indigenous to the British Isles.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping article
Beekeeping is an important part of the growing cycle; as pollinators, bees are key to maintaining global food supply. There are 1,000s of articles, books, and websites devoted to this practice. This is a general information article about standard...

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