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Resources for Beekeepers

Here are several resources important to Kentucky beekeepers.

National Beekeeping Organizations

The American Beekeeping Federation  (ABF)– Acting on behalf of the beekeeping industry

Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS) – Provides scientific beekeeping research, beginning and advanced beekeeping classes

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) – Promotion of bee culture, education and certification of Master Beekeepers and research

Honey Bee Health

Kentucky Beekeeping Calendar – Month by month guide to Kentucky beekeeping

Kentucky State Apiarist – Eradicates infectious diseases, educates the non-beekeeping public about the importance of honeybees, and offers best practice advice to the beekeeping community 

Honey Bee Health Coalition – Agricultural stakeholders working together to improve bee health

Bee Disease Diagnosis Service – USDA Bee Research Lab - Diagnoses bee diseases at no charge

Bee Informed Partnership – Collaboration of leading research labs and universities to better understand honey bee declines

Honey Bee Nutrition- A Review and Guide to Supplemental Feeding

Pollinator Habitat

List of Pollen Sources - By time of year and pollen color

Plants Bees Like Best from the University of Kentucky

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands

USDA Plants Database - Plant identification website

Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan - Management plans for beekeepers, chemical applicators, and landowners to increase pollinator habitat

Grow Wise Bee Smart – Promoting healthy habitat

The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund – Identifies opportunities to establish critical pollinator habitat to help honey bee and monarch butterfly populations thrive

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