Internet Resources- Associations & More

Beekeeping Associations Beekeeping associations provide links and information on conferences, webinars, workshops, educational resources and management resources

National affiliations

SouthWestern Ohio Beekeepers Association SWOBA – SWOBA is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to develop beekeeping interest and skill in beginners through veteran beekeepers and is made up of beekeepers from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties in Ohio and some from Indiana and Kentucky.   Here is there meeting page since they have an exceptional line up all year long.

American Beekeeping The American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) acts behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.

California State Beekeepers Association – (CSBA • 1521 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814). Visit the CSBA at:

  • A comprehensive list of California beekeeping clubs, organizations, and associations can be found at the California State Beekeepers “Affiliated Clubs” link

Western Apicultural Society  & the WAS Journal, (hosted by UC Davis), CA. at ” WAS

Click the image below to gain access to the Student Share folder that has a long list of valuable information for any beekeeper.

Interesting beekeepers and beekeeping websites

The National Honey Show Lectures -Annual event that features a library of many educational lectures and beekeepers that have presented over the years. Videos can be viewed at: “National Honey Show Lectures” The “Bee Informed Partnership: Using beekeepers’ real world experience” online at This is a collaboration of efforts across the country with beekeepers, leading research facilities and universities in agriculture and science to better understand bee declines in the United States…The Beesource Beekeeping site started in 1997, with a forum for online community for beekeepers and beekeeping. It has experienced  grassroots growth ever since. Today, has over 28,000 registered members.
Les Crowder. seasoned professional specializes in beekeeping with top bar hives and general management guidance. Visit his site at ( “The Fat Bee Man” (  Don Kuchenmeister based in Georgia, USA. Provides practical approaches to management.

Randy Oliver, Professional Beekeeper, Grass Valley, CA USA hosts This site features focused insights to managing bees based on experience and collaborative research. Useful for beginning and seasoned beekeepers Helpful sections on health and nutrition insights, many articles and useful tutorials on a range of topics

Keep in mind, there are many resources on the internet, covering all aspects of beekeeping. Many are helpful, some less so…always consider the source, Seek local advice as well to weigh your options in management and provide the best for your bees.