How to Start Beekeeping (A Quick-Start Guide) – Beekeeping 101 – Equipment recommendations for Beginners (.pdf format).
Overwintering Guide for Beekeepers – Techniques for surviving northern winters in the U.S. (.pdf format)
TEMPLATES, FORMS & WORKSHEETS:
Welcome attendees of the Mid-York Bee club Advanced Beekeeping class of April 23, 2016! Below you will find the materials that were discussed.
Recordkeeping for Beekeepers – PowerPoint presentation on record-keeping for beekeeper (.pdf format).
Calendar & Observations [template] – Log Book for tracking your hive management activities, local plants in bloom and weather conditions (among other things), including examples in Microsoft Word format.
Hive History (template) – Track each hive’s progress using this flexible template (with examples) in Excel spreadsheet format.
Honey Production Log (template) – Track your honey production by hive and in total (with examples) using this Excel spreadsheet template.
Winter Survival Rates (template) – Track your Winter Survival rates using this log & calculator tool (with examples) in Excel spreadsheet format.
Beesource.com – Primary resource for beekeeping from A – Z; hobbiest to commercial producer.
Beesource.com/forums – Discussion groups and archived topics on everything beekeeping… Organized By Subject.
BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES:
Dadant & Sons the nation’s oldest beekeeping supplier