Newbee? New to Beekeeping?
We have had so many new beekeepers take up the vocation and interest this year in 2014 that we thought it prudent to post a link got FAQ on how to handle our new bees and hives....
A short list of some website links that we like:
Kansas State University Swarm List Honeybee Swarms in Kansas
A club member will be more than happy to remove your un-welcomed swarm.
Please contact us. 2014 Swarm Association List - pending April 2014.
Almost everything about Bees & Beekeeping (it's really good!) Bad Beekeeping
A great guide from the NE part of the USA Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium
The best local info on Elderberries Elderberry Edge
Propolis Information (German) Propolis
A great FAQ source for new beekeepers from our Kentucky friends Kelley Bees
Our KS Home State Association in Kansas Kansas Honey Producers Association
Local Missouri Beeks - Our Neighbors to our East Midwestern Beekeepers Association
Missouri's State Association Missouri State Beekeepers Association
Go Jayawks! Our Own Dr. Chip Taylor's Passion Monarch Watch!
Discover the Natural Wonders of Honey National Honey Board
New South Wales Aussie Governmental Resources Australian Govt Beekeeper Information
Spokane, Washington Bee Association for the NW lnland Empire Beekeepers Association
Stark Bros - buy plants that bloom and trees that provide fruit Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards
Keep that Fruit Coming Year after Year Pruning Fruit Trees (K-State)
Queens! East-Central PA "Susquehanna Valley Beekeepers" have an awesome Queen Rearing Calendar
Please contact us to have your site added. *
(*member of NEKBA, KHPA, or MidwesternBA)
Robert Burns, Shawnee Mission, KS (website)
Cecil Sweeney & Joli Winer, Spring Hill, KS (website)
A few of our local Farmer's Markets
Looking for local honey or a local beekeeper? Farmers' Markets are generally a great place to find one.
(*most, if not all, can be found on FB, too) Not on FaceBook? Consider it.....
National Beekeeping Supply Dealers
Betterbee "Partners in Beekeeping" Greenwich, NY (website) (FB)
Brushy Mountain Moravian Falls, NC & New Columbia, PA (website) (FB)
Dadant & Sons Hamilton, IL & Branches (website) (FB)
Glorybee Beekeeping & Foods Eugene, OR (website) (FB)
Mann Lake Hackensack, MN & Branches (website) (FB)
Rossman Apiaries, Moultrie, GA (website) (FB)
Walter T. Kelley Co Clarkson, KY (website) (FB)
Beekeeping & Municipal Codes
It is reasonable, far-sighted, and part of the bigger picture to recognize that beekeeping is a safe, historical, traditional, educational, and valuable activity that benefits the environment and food supply way beyond just honey and pollination.
If you are interested in keeping bees in your community, you will need to check your municipal code to determine if bees are allowed. To check you municipal code, simply type ” ___ municipal code” in your search engine (___ is your municipality/county name).
Click on the link and then conduct a search for "bees" or "beekeeping". If there are any bans/restrictions, they should display. There are many communities that have adopted reasonable restrictions on urban beekeeping.
If you have any updates to this list, please contact us.
Links to the municipal code for these communities may be found here:
1. CIty of Overland Park, Kansas (see TITLE 06 - Animals, 6.14 Beekeeping) (Municipal Code)
2. City of Spokane, Washington. (Municipal Code)
3. Fort Collins, Colorado (Municipal Code)
4. City of Kansas City, Missouri (Municipal Code)
(pending further updates, 2/18/2014,rjb).
Local NEKBA Bee Supply Dealers Honey & Bee Supply Dealers (Adds paid to the association)
HEARTLAND HONEY & BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES Spring Hill, KS
We carry a complete line of beekeeping supplies including woodenware, smokers, extractors, books, queens, package bees and containers. We will trade wax for supplies. Our hours are Mon., Tues., Thursday& Friday (closed Wednesday) 10:30-5:30 and by appointment. We appreciate when you call your orders in ahead. Joli Winer/Cecil Sweeney.
Heartland Honey and Beekeeping Supplies
19201 S Clare Rd. Spring Hill KS 66083. (913) 856-8356
FISHER'S BEE SUPPLIES Smithville, MO
We carry a complete line of beekeeping supplies. See us for your woodenware, smokers, containers, foundation extractors, beekeeping books, queens and package bees. We also have extractors for rent. We will trade your wax for supplies. Our hours are 9:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturdays after 8:30 a.m. You should call in advance to make sure we are here.
ED FISHER 4005 N.E. 132nd Street, Smithville MO 64089 816-532-4698
THE HAWLEY HONEY COMPANY Iola, KS
For Sale: White Clover honey strained in 5 gallon buckets. We will pack it in your jars for an extra fee. Bee equipment, new and used. Jars, foundation, bears, comb honey, used extractors. Bees: frames of brood . Corn syrup or sugar by the 5 gallon bucket or barrel. If you need it, we probably have what you want. Raymond Cooper, 220 N Elm, Iola KS 66749. Call: 620-365-5956 after 8:00 p.m.
JORDY’S HONEY Overland Park, KS
We carry a full line of beekeeping supplies. Bee Hives, Supers, Frames, Foundation, Honey Containers, Smokers, Beekeeping Books, Queens, Packaged Bees, and much more.
Our hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and weekends by appointment. Please call in advance so we can have your supplies ready when you arrive.
Robert Hughes, 12333 Wedd Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
DRAPER'S SUPER BEE Auburn, NE
We offer fast and courteous service to all beekeepers. We sell all the supplies for beekeeping, plus bees, queens, and honey for those who run short. Order is shipped the same day as received in most cases. Free catalog available on request. Pick up orders at our warehouse must be pre-ordered and picked up by appointment only.
Business hours: Mon.-Thur. 8-5; closed from 12-1.
PHONE: (402) 274-3725. Brenda and Larry Draper,
DRAPER'S SUPER BEE, 914 S St. Auburn NE 68305
(Last updated 04/04/2014, rjb)