Category: Resources

Links and references to resources that I’ve found helpful or that other trusted beekeepers have recommended.

Home, Vendors: Queens, Nucs, and Packages

More About Installing Packages – Dead Queen or Drifting/Absconding Bees

One of the things that’s come up recently is the knowledge about the possibility of your package bees having more than 1 queen. How do you know? And how do you keep your packaged bees from leaving or moving into the neighboring hive?

Educational, Resources

Thinking of Taking Up Beekeeping?

2018 will be my 11th year actively learning about keeping bees and you’d think with that many years behind me, it would be getting easier to keep my bees alive. That hasn’t been the case. And if you talk to long time beekeepers (like having 50 years or more under their belt) they’ll tell you …

Action, Beekeeper Support

Register Your Hives

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has joined other states in partnering with FieldWatch, an online mapping service to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental/unintended pesticide drift. FieldWatch is currently operating in fourteen states and one Canadian province: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, …

Vendors: Queens, Nucs, and Packages

Queens, Nucs, and Packages

The following are my suggestions for buying queens, packages, and nucs. If you have a good source for any, please email me with the pertinent information and include some information about why you are recommending them. The following dealers have been approved by the NC Department of Agriculture to sell bees in North Carolina and …