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Apiculture - the maintenance of honeybees and hives - provides farmers and hobbyists with a variety of enterprises including production of beeswax, honey and other edible bee products; crop pollination services, and the sale of bees to other beekeepers.

Highlights from the Stacks

Raising Bees by Theresa Emminizer (2020)

The beginner s guide to beekeeping : everything you need to know by Daniel John…

Hive to Honey by Julie Knutson (2019)

The backyard beekeeper : an absolute beginner s guide to keeping bees in your y…

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Access to Research Articles

Beekeeper stewardship, colony loss, and Varroa destructor management.

Precision apiculture: Development of a wireless sensor network for honeybee hiv…

Collateral effects of beekeeping: Impacts on pollen-nectar resources and wild b…

Content of heavy metals in melliferous vegetation, bee bodies, and beekeeping p…

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USDA-ARS Research Labs

Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Tuscon, AZ

Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research, Baton Rouge, LA

Pollinating Insect-Biology, Management, Systematics Research, Logan, UT

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Find Bee Research Data

Data from: Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies

Raw data for imidacloprid effects on native bees

Data from: Patterns of Widespread Decline in North American Bumble Bees (Data D…

Data from: How Hives Collapse: Allee Effects, Ecological Resilience, and the H…

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The History of Honey Bee Culture

Among the National Agricultural Library's historical resources on bee culture are numerous illustrated works that show the wide variety of hives and equipment that were used in the United States and around the world.

In addition to rare books, nursery and seed trade catalogs advertising beekeepers' supplies provide glimpses into the art and craft of beekeeping.

The NAL's collection on the Internet Archive features digitized historical documents on beekeeping .

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ABC of Bee Culture Beekeeping for Beginners Colony Collapse Disorder and Pollinator Health History of Beekeeping in the United States (PDF) Using Honey Bees to Pollinate Crops

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