Resources & Links for Beginners

Here are a few of our recommended books and web resources specifically geared for new or aspring beekeepers.


Recommended Reading for Beginners:

"Bee-sentials" by Larry Connor

"The Backyard Beekeeper - An Absolute Beginners Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard or Garden" by Kim Flottum

"The Beekeeper's Handbook" by Diana Sammataro


Links to Beginner Related Resources:

A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program by Dr. James Tew, presented by the Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Ohio Department of Agriculture Apiary Licensing Webpage.  In the state of Ohio, beekeepers must register their apiary with the ODA.

Workshops & Webinars series by the Ohio State Honey Bee Lab.  The OSU bee lab hosts a series of webinars on bee health and beekeeping related topics.  Webinars are recorded and available for view for the OSU Bee Lab website.



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