Education

Classes
Interested in taking a class on beekeeping?

The Indiana State Beekeepers Assn hosts a full-day beginners class each spring and fall. Check out their website for more info: ISBA Beekeeping School

Roger Graham, of Graham’s Beeworks in Morgantown offers classes on different topics (beginning, intermediate, raising queens, etc) throughout the year. Website not always up-to-date, so recommend you call.

The Indiana Beekeeping School is a non-profit organization which offers a Beginning Beekeeping class.

Indiana Resources

Dr. Greg Hunt, our Purdue Bee Researcher, maintains the Purdue Bee Hive.

Kathleen Prough is our State Apiary Inspector and has a lot of Indiana-specific beekeeping info on her site: Indiana DNR Beekeeping

Online Classes and Information
There are a multitude of beekeeping sites which offer online tutorials and classes. Here are a few we recommend.

Some excellent video lessons (3-10 minutes each) here from the Ohio State Beekeepers Association: Web-based Introductory Beekeeping

Dr. Dave Tarpy at North Carolina State offers webinars on different topics.

David & Sherri Burns, Illinois beekeepers, have over 150 online lessons: BasicBeekeeping

Michael Bush has an excellent book on Practical Beekeeping, but he also offers the content free here: The Practical Beekeeper

The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC) has a wealth of information. (I particularly like the detailed pictures under the category of Parasites, Pests, Predators and Diseases.): MAAREC Beekeeping

Articles & Latest Research (there’s a lot of dubious info out there, here’s a source you can have some confidence in: Bee Health 

 

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