1000 Bee Web Links

The Bad Beekeeper’s Web Links

The Very Best Places to Bee on the Web

Canadian Honey Council
The National Honey Board
Tom Sanford’s APIS Newsletter
New Zealand’s Kiwimana (great podcasts!)
Bad Beekeeper’s Blog

May we add your favourite sites?
Post your suggestions in Comments, below!

Rotating_Globe_GifAll Around the World:

oz flag


croat flag

french flag

hungary flag

icelandic honey week



malay flag

nz flag

putin wink

serbia flag

slovene flag

US flag

Bees, Poverty and World Development:

united nations flag

Links to Beekeeping, Entomology, and Apiculture Research Sites:


Links to Beekeeping Educational Services:

Beekeeping Organizations:

Apimondia Montreal

Beekeeper’s Personal Home Pages:

personal bee page

Beekeeping Museums

benny at museum

Companies that Sell Bee Supplies:

Bees and Queens for Sale

caged queens

Computer Tools for Beekeepers:

Lists of Beekeeping Links to Millions of Web Sites:


Laws and Legal Statutes about Bees and Beekeeping:

Beeswax, Candle Making, Crafts, and Honey-Product Gifts:

beeswax samples

Books, Photos and Magazines About Bees and Beekeeping

Bad Beekeeping book cover

Amazing, Amusing Literary Classic –
Bad Beekeeping by Ron Miksha

On-Line Book Stores:

Management of Problem Bees:




How to Bee a Better Beekeeper:

Saving the Bees:

Beekeeper’s Blogs:


The Business of Beekeeping:

Bees and Beekeeping Videos:


Make Your Own Bee Equipment:

building bee equipment

All About Queen Bees

queen black (Bennett)

Diseases, Mites, and Pests

The African Honey Bee:

Other Types of Bees and the Honey Bee Races


Bee Pollination and Honey Plants

citrus pollination

    Bee Pollination:

   Plants for Pollen and Nectar:

Kids’ Stuff:

kid beekeeper 2

Honey Bee Trivia and Marvelous Facts:

The Historical Bee:

historic skep

Beekeeping People:

Weird, Wonderful, and Neat Bee Stuff:

   High Culture:

   Really Different Stuff:

Apitherapy and Medicines from the Hive:

bee stinging

Honey and Honey Recipes:

benny with honey

Mead, Mead Making and Honey Beer Brewing:

much wine


May we add your favourite sites?
Post your suggestions in Comments, below!

55 Responses to 1000 Bee Web Links

  1. Phillip says:

    BeeWeb connects beekeepers and growers in order to help them pollinate more crops and collect more honey – http://www.beeweb.co


  2. What a fantastic collection Michael! I have great appreciation for the work you do for the bee world.


    • Miksha says:

      Thanks! This link leads to a Romanian language blogsite about beekeeping in Romania. Folks who speak a Romance language will probably get a lot out the site.


  3. Dan Glendinning says:

    Bee Suits for UK and US bee keeper’s


  4. ¡¡¡AMAZING LIST!!! congratulations!

    http://www.universomiel.es blog about all things beehive- more for the end user.
    Objective is to raise awareness of the marvellous properties & benefits of the beehive products and also the ever alarming bee situation.
    FYI, is in spanish- but Google now translates when it detects a different language to yours.

    kind regards!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. http://www.beekeeperjobs.com

    This site made for posting beekeeping related employment all over the world.
    You are in the right site if you are looking for work or looking to hire in the beekeeping industry.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mr Ron!

    You may add to your lists my other website as well: http://www.gajdosmeheszet.hu
    This website is all about our queen rearing operation here in Hungary, and about my beekeeping trips in the world.
    Thank you!
    Máté G.


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Thank you. Very nice pictures and information about honey exports, honey from poppies (!), and royal jelly – unfortunately, everything seems to be only in the Vietnamese language and the text is embedded images which means the words can not be run through translation software. Anh Bang Hy – do you have English pages?


  7. Dear Ron Miksha!

    I would like to get some information about international queen bee trading. If you know a website or any information, could you share it with me? Thanks a lot!
    Máté Gajdos


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Hello Máté Gajdos, I don’t know of any international queen bee trading websites. Maybe someone reading this can offer some help. Do you sell queens abroad or entirely within Hungary? Exporting is difficult because of so many different regulations and concerns about spread of bee diseases.


  8. DB says:

    If this site truly didn’t realize this to be a bad link and the moderator is truly mindful to take down the link, note that the title of the link goes is: “Queen and Bee Suppliers in the USA” under the Bees and Queens for Sale section.


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Thanks, I appreciate your notes. The site says the address is for sale so it looks like the real Beecare folks have dropped it. I found a second link “Encyclopedia of Beekeeping” that I had also linked to the same now (apparently) defunk website. Thanks for taking the time to write and report. Both links have been removed. – Ron


  9. hularagana says:

    Because you don’t have enough info or links 😛 😉
    Here’s the Latvian Beeks Association site for you (in Latvian):
    When travelling in Latvia, the following farms/keepers offer guided tours and stuff:
    Don’t know what category this would fit in (obscure!), but there is the BalticBees Jet Team that fly L-39C Albatros and do shows, training, etc.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Eddy Winko says:

    I know I will be visiting this page often 🙂 Thank you for compiling such a wealth of information.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Hello Ron,

    I would like to ask you to share our links in your directory. We have a store in the US, Canada and Europe. I would be very grateful if you could share these.
    USA – humblebee.us
    Canada – humblebeeshop.ca
    Europe – humblebee.eu

    thank you – Michal


  12. Please enjoy these cute, customizable honey labels, gift tags, stickers, business cards and more – https://www.zazzle.com/collections/the_bees_knees-119226689361161253


  13. In Nassau County, Long Island we do honey bee swarm removals, as well as hornet and wasp nest exterminating.


  14. Bec says:

    Hi, please include the Bec’s BeeHive website for Australia. We sell supplies, equipment and also organize beginner beekeeping workshops in Victoria, Australia. Website is https://www.becsbeehive.com.au/


  15. Hi, thanks for lots of wonderful information.
    Please, add the Åland Beekeepers homepage if possible.
    We are together with Iceland and Isle of Man the only varroa free areas in Europe. We got our status in 2013. Every summer the Finnish Food Security Board is sampling our bees. All bees on Iceland are imported from the Åland islands. Our homepage is in our mother tongue Swedish.
    We are 100 beekeepers keeping about 1000 hives. The orchards on our islands produce about 75% of the apples grown in Finland.
    Best regards from apple and heatherland!

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  16. Hi, last summer 100 packages were sent to Iceland. We sell bees also to coastal regions of Finland and Sweden.
    Some colonies also found their way to Kuusamo national park in the very northeast of Finland. In February we are going to visit the next varroafree region, Isle of Man. We have lots to learn from each other.

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    • Ron Miksha says:

      That’s amazing! What do bees work in northeast Finland? What are crops like in Iceland, Mann, and NE Scandinavia?


      • In the very northeast of Finland you have plants like blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries. Those are good plants for the bees. I guess thay also have cranberries and heather. The very exclusive honey from cloudberries can be bleded with blueberry honey to get more cloudberryhoney. The Finns take part in several Weinachtsmarkt in Germany. Guess if they sell!
        I have never been to Iceland, but on pictures it looks like they have dandelions, white clover. They are very proud of their beekeeping. A kilogram Icelandic honey costs like 60 $.
        I know nothing about beeplant on Isle of Man.
        Ron, you also have very successful beekeeping on the southwestern part of Greenland.
        Will do some research and see what Iceland has. There are no trees on Iceland. During stormy winters they have to take the hives into sheds.
        Regards Yngve on the Åland Islands


      • Ron Miksha says:

        Thank you, Yngve! It’s good for all of us to have an idea about the bee pasture up there.
        It’s great to see how much work you are doing to help beekeeping in the far north.
        My dream is to go to Iceland one day. Partly for the landscape, but now also to see those bees!
        – Ron


      • Honey bees will utilize the pollen from just about any plant.


      • Ron Miksha says:

        If desperate, honey bees will even collect coffee and sawdust. (Though they get little value out of either.) But some plants are difficult for them to actually reach the pollen. Those plants tend to have evolved to benefit from other types of pollinators’ visits.
        My question to Yngve, though, was because I was interested in learning about the nectar-yielding plants on the far north islands – they tend to be a much smaller subset of flowering species. Yngve answered it very nicely.


  17. The problem with buying bees, is that most are not native to the area. Many bee keepers on Long Island, purchase bees that are being sent from the Southern United States. These bees are not native to New York, so many hives don’t survive the cold winter months. You can take a look at this site for more info.


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Actually, as an exterminator, you probably already know that no honey bees are actually native to New York. Honey bees are an imported species everywhere in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and much of Asia.

      The first honey bees brought to the USA came to Massachusetts in the 1600s. New England is arguably a colder place than Long Island, but that’s where they started on the continent. From there, they spread south and west.

      Genetics plays a role in winter survival, but other factors – mites, moisture in the hive, lack of sufficient winter stores are more important. New York beekeepers have been successfully wintering ‘southern’ bees brought north in packages for about 150 years. Winter losses are up, mostly due to mites and the viruses they carry.


  18. Sabin Larsen says:

    Here is the Link to the Ukraine National Beekeeping Museum in Kiev Ukraine:



  19. kembleluo says:

    Good day , Dear Sir/Madam ,
    Several years ago we meet your website Bad Beekeeping online.
    We are the professional beekeeping tools producer and professional beekeepers in China with more than 50 years. Now we produce more than 200 kinds of beekeeping tools , and we are also producing many new beekeeping tools. We are thinking , is it possible for our website to be listed on Bad Beekeeping ? Once you have any inquiries,please feel free to contact with us,which would be much appreciated. And in the following weeks , we will list more beekeeping tools on our products.
    The weather is turning warm one week after one week , now we are preparing for the new season in China.
    We hope 2018 will be a great year for you and your company. And we also do hope we will meet you in near future.
    Waiting for your reply , thanks.
    Best Regards
    Kemble Luo

    Kili Apiculture Institute, China
    http://www.chinabeeworld.com Specializes in the research and design of bee related products. We offer a full line of products to meet all your bee-keeping needs.
    Phone:0086 139 5758 2060 , 0086 189 5758 9892
    0086 153 7251 0302 , 0086 575 8899 0302


    • Ron Miksha says:

      Hello Kemble Luo,
      Thanks for the information.
      We will add your company’s weblink to the list above. I see that you have an English-language site. Our readers will enjoy looking at your equipment.
      Good luck with your sales and thank you for the nice letter.


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