Beekeeper Links and Resources

Below are third party resources recommended by our members. 

This list is provided for our members and friends. Inclusion on the list is not an endorsement by the TCBA.  All links open in new windows.


The ABF is an industry association for commercial beekeepers that acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry. Their website includes links and resources of use to commercial beekeepers, sideliners, and backyard beekeepers.

The Honey Bee Health Coalition brings together beekeepers, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers, and consumer brands to improve the health of honey bees. They have useful tools, guides, and instructional videos for beekeepers.

After more than a decade of regular posts, this well-respected beekeeping blog is an invaluable source of information on a wide variety of bee-related topics and may introduce you to new ideas and approaches.

If you have a question, Rusty has probably addressed it.

This site includes a “Find a Bee Vet” link that can help you locate a vet who may be willing to prescribe antibiotics to combat European Foul Brood. (Because bees are part of the food supply, you need a veterinary feed directive to buy medicated bee feed that contains antibiotics.)

Offers a wealth of information for NC State beekeepers.  You can sign up for the state’s apiculture newsletter and educational programs, contact your local bee inspector, and access Extension and NC State University’s bee experts through this site

Our state association is a valuable resource for NC Beekeepers. You can learn how to become a certified or master beekeeper, a certified honey producer eligible to use the Discover the Goodness of NC honey logo, and sign up for beekeeping classes across the state.

The website of one of the more prolific science-driven beekeepers and researchers.  Includes beginner pages, information on nutrition, diseases, bee biology and behavior, mites and other bee and beekeeping topics.