Links

Please note: The STBA does not endorse the products offered by any individuals or businesses listed and all risk is assumed by the advertiser.http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/fs/pdfs/fsi514.pdf

Local Swarm Catchers:

See "Swarms - Got Bees?" page

Local Bee Product Producers

See "Local Bee Products" page

NY Dept. of Ag. and Mkts. Labeling Guide (also check Federal Guidelines)
http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/fs/pdfs/fsi514.pdf

Apiary Products Judging at the Harford Fair
- open to Broome County, NY and other counties adjacent to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
http://www.harfordfair.com/domain/51

Bee Journals and Bee Supplies:

Locally developed bee tools
Ez-pry hive tool home page
www.beezerkbelts.com variety of gifts and equipment

American Bee Journal
http://www.americanbeejournal.com/

Bee Culture Magazine
http://www.beeculture.com/

Organization and Educational sites:

Bee Wellness Program, excellent disease diagnosis information

http://www.nybeewellness.com/

Cornell University bee lab website:
www.masterbeekeeper.org

Eastern Apiculture Society
www.easternapiculture.org

Earth Day Southern Tier  (Earth Fest organizers)

www.myedst.org/

Susquehanna Beekeepers' Association
www.susquehannabeekeeping.com

Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club

USDA Web link to Information on the Diagnosis of Honey Bee Diseases 
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/Services.htm?modecode=12-75-05-00

Beltsville Lab "how to" for submitting bee samples
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=7473

For a comprehensive list of bee clubs visit:
Mead Making Information
http://www.bjcp.org/mead.php

A variety of beekeeping links and articles from all around the Web
Excellent article on Swarm Prevention at the U of Florida site:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN97000.pdf

Excellent article on Honey Crystallization
http://www.montcobeekeepers.org/Documents/Honey_Crystallization.pdf

Making wintering candy boards video (recommended by a member)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_WLCc21-Hk

Ontario Tech Transfer Team pamphlet on Nosema C and other diseases. - Confused?  So are they.   For Nosema they recommend
Replace 2 to 3 old brood combs (typically darker) from the
brood box to reduce the level of nosema and accumulation
of acaricides in the wax.
swapping out 2-3 old frames every year to remove spores.   Chemical treatment are not effective (maybe!)
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/food/inspection/bees/2014-treatment.pdf