Friends & Resources

Welcome to the ever-growing list of friends and resources, mostly beekeeping related. Is something missing? Let me know!

Natural beekeeping and beekeepers

Anarchy Apiaries – Grassroots beekeeping by Sam Comfort

Beeologique – Warre beekeeping & beehives by Bill Wood

Bike-a-Bee – Local (Chicago) beekeeping on bicycle, by Jana Kinsman

Bush Farms – Natural, treatment-free, practical beekeeping by Michael Bush – Dr. David Heaf’s beekeeping pages

College of the Melissae – Center for sacred beekeeping

Friends of the Bees – Natural beekeeping info & community forum

Gaia Bees – Natural beekeeping and beehives

Melissa Gardens – Honeybee sanctuary in northern California

Natural Beekeeping Australia – Tim Malfroy’s Australian beekeeping pages

Natural Beekeeping Trust – Good people, good work

Kaat Byrd – Traveling beek, bringing the deaf and beekeeping communities together

Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary – Honeybee sanctuary in Floyd, Virginia


Non-beekeeping but related links:

Beltsville Bee Lab – Accepting bee samples for diagnosis, free of charge

Layne Redmond – Musician and honeybee priestess

Mike Rowland – Raising awareness with beautiful bee artistry

Xerces Society –  Pollinator and insect conservation


Recommended reading

The Archaeology of Beekeeping – Eva Crane

Bees – Rudolf Steiner (free .pdf)

Beekeeping for All – Abbe Warre (free .pdf)

Beekeeping, Natural, Simple, and Successful – Johann Thür (free .pdf)

Beekeeping with a Smile – Fedor Lazutin

Honeybee Democracy – Tom Seeley

A Monk in the Bee Hive – Skye ann louise Taylor

Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive – Dr. David Heaf

The Buzz About Bees – Jürgen Tautz

The Life of the Bee – Maurice Maeterlinck

The Practical Beekeeper – Michael Bush

The Song of Increase – Jacqueline Freeman

Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health  – Les Crowder

Towards Saving the Honeybee – Gunther Hauk


Documentaries & other media

More than Honey

Queen of the Sun

Vanishing of the Bees

The Hour of Decision

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