see Archives page for Dennis' complete obituary
National Honey Board
The National Honey Board has much to offer beekeepers. Check out http://www.honey.com/
Looking for some documentaries on bees?
Check out this link on
Discovery News Here
Are you new to beekeeping?
Check out our 'Library' page for a list of suggested reading material & our video library.
Beekeeping Basics - (Formerly Fundamentals of Beekeeping) - Text covers the basics of beginning beekeeping $7.50. Information on managing parasites, pests and diseases; honey production and processing; pollination; handling beeswax; pollen trapping; and a guide to important floral sources.
(on-line pdf version)* Available from Penn State Publication Distribution Center, 112 Ag. Admin. Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 Phone 814-865-6713 *(The on-line pdf version is free).
APIVAR approved for use in all 50 states
Apivar has been approved now for use in beehives in all 50 states. This treatment is based on a miticide called "amitraz" and is a new treatment. The instructions say to remove honey stores during the 42 day treatment. Mann Lake and Brushy Mountain Bee Farm are a distributors.
For more information, see
Silence of the Bees
If you haven't viewed this production that was aired in the winter of 2006 or if you would like to view it again you can watch it on your computer now by clicking HERE
2013 - Highest losses of Bees in the U.S.
Dan Rather Reports - Buzzkill, see video - HERE
A rapidly mutating virus jumps from plants to Honey bees!
May be linked to colony collapse disorder! Read the whole story HERE!
Observation Bee Hive
The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Assoc. maintains an observation bee hive at the Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA.
In the photo at right, L.V.B.A. 2010 V. Pres., Bob Milot, explains the inner workings of the ob-hive. The photo above was taken at the Wildlands Conservancy during our Honey Bee Awareness day.