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A Guide to Bringing Up Bees in Your Own Backyard

Teaching kids about the importance of honeybees

Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame

Gigapan Image by Mike Andree
This image captures a comb of brood from a diseased honey bee colony in a way not previously available to the general public. For those new to beekeeping, or apprehensive about opening up a hive, this panorama, and others like it, can be used to teach beekeepers disease identification and bee biology.
Taking images of the honey bee frames provide a unique and interactive tool by which bee biology and brood disease identification could be delivered. On this frame there are many examples of both healthy and unhealthy brood, and properly tagged individual diseased larvae can serve as a revolutionary educational tool.

Regulation of the Beekeeping Industry

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

Journals, Magazines and NGOs

Canadian Honey Council
The CHC is the national association of beekeepers representing 7,500 apiculturists across Canada.
Visit the website to read or subscribe to our national magazine Hivelights for classifieds, articles and our free monthly newsletter.

Canadian Agriculture Museum: Virtual Bees – A Honey of an Idea.
Discover the essential role bees play in the pollination of many Canadian food crops such as blueberries and apples, as well as to the production of honey and many other by-products, while you explore the role and the tools of the beekeeper.

Ontario Beekeepers' Association
The Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA) was established in 1881. It is one of the oldest established farm organizations in Ontario.

American Bee Journal
American Bee Journal magazine, established in 1861 by Samuel Wagner, specializes in beekeeping education, beekeeping classes & events, as well as beekeeping history.

Bee Culture
Bee Culture, The Magazine Of American Beekeeping, is designed for beginning, hobby and commercial beekeepers who what the latest information on the science and art of keeping bees.

Apis Newsletter
The Apis Newsletter continues to be published monthly via this ezine, and includes a monthly summary (gleanings) from the content of each month's Bee Culture.

Bee Craft
Beekeeping information Journal. BeeCraft Journal UK - Beekeepers Directory of Courses on Beekeeping. Beecraft is a medal wining, full colour monthly beekeeping magazine with a wealth of in depth articles on beekeeping, bee news and a wide variety of beekeeping information.

Bee Maid
Bee Maid Honey markets, over one desk, the entire volume of the Honey Co-Ops of Western Canada. There is no other honey company in Canada that sources all its honey from its owners.

Mann Lake Minnesota
Beekeeping Store: Offering a selection of Beekeeping supplies For Honeybees.

Beekeeping Store: Offering a selection of Beekeeping supplies including BeeMax (polystyrene hives).

Other sites of interest

Canadian Beekeepers' Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety
A brief introductory article about Bee Biosecurity

Download the Handbook

A Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids
A basic guide with links to other resources.

Queen Bee Wedding Flight
The film More Than Honey used mini-helicopters and high-speed cameras to capture this extraordinary video of the inflight mating of a virgin queen bee.

Bees, Hornets, and Wasps of the world