Beekeeping Articles

Below are links to a variety of beekeeping articles and general subjects of interest.    The list is being continually updated.


General Articles About Beekeeping And Related Subjects

  • Read Facts about bee stings.  For some people, bee stings can represent a real danger, but on the other hand, those dangers may be exaggerated.  Reading the facts may help to put the danger in perspective. 

  • Tom Theobald and Graham White - both beekeepers, write a letter to American Beekeepers

  • Honey Bee Genetics - very short summary of some scientific papers covering a range of honey bee behaviours and characteristics.

  • Wasps – wasps are considered a problem by beekeepers, but wasps themselves play their role in the eco-system. 
    Some beekeepers use waspinators as a deterrent to wasps at the bee hive.

  • Phil Chandler, otherwise known as The Barefoot Beekeeper, talks about his beekeeping experience and his new book.
The Lives Of Bees by Thomas D Seeley

The Bee-friendly Beekeeper by Dr David Heaf

Beekeeping Articles Providing Tips And Advice

Managing The Top Bar Hive

Beekeeping Articles Concerning Honey Bee Health

  • Is this how we can best assist promote honey bee health?  Is it right for agrochemical corporations to receive EU assistance to develop ‘bee medicines’? 

  • Bayer Crop Science make claims about how neonicotinoids work to kill termites – is there anything we can learn here about the potential danger of their neonicotinoid to bees? 


The Beekeepers' Bible