Resources

Websites Used By Utah Beekeepers

Beekeeping Clubs: There are currently over 300 beekeepers in the Beehive State, get to know some! Local beekeeping clubs are an excellent source of knowledge and information. They meet monthly or bimonthly in Salt Lake City, Logan and Utah County.

Bee Inspectors:

Bee inspectors are available to assist Utah’s beekeepers. Although not all counties employ an inspector, you are welcome to contact them if you have questions or concerns about beekeeping.

  • Box Elder & Cache Co Martin James (435) 760-0805
  • Millard County Gary Dutson (435) 864-4844
  • Salt Lake County Chris Rodesch (801) 633-6589
  • Sanpete County John Scott (435) 283-9457
  • Tooele County Vance Keele (435) 882-0123
  • Utah County Joel Wright (801) 754-5507
  • Weber County Brock Lenox (801) 444-9220

WBA Application
WBA Application
Form for Utah State Beekeepers License: http://ag.utah.gov/licensing/documents/1201a.pdf

National Honey Board: www.honey.com or
www.nhb.org

Local Beekeeping Suppliers:

North Bend Honey Pollen and Nectar Chart

This is a very good resource. Mark Borovatz created this great chart on local pollen.  The chart shows the blooming dates for the last 4 years and you can enter in the blooming dates for the flowers in your bee garden/yard for this year as they occur.

The Pollen Chart is helpful to identify what season/dates particular flowers will be in bloom so you are able to get a variation of flowers to supply pollen all season long for the bees. It will also help you plan your season to know when a “honeyflow” will be coming on to take full advantage of the work your girls are doing.  Lastly it provides the Pollen Color so when flowers are in bloom you can see what type of flower pollen your girls are bringing into the hive.

North Bends Pollen Chart (PDF Version)

North Bends Pollen _ Nectar Chart 2016 (Excel Version) – This would allow you to make notes on it, or you could just have it show the flowers you have in your own Bee Yard or local area.

Nosema ceranae information.

Nosema ceranae drench

Article by Ross Conrad – Bee Culture – March 2010 on Nosema ceranae

Pollen Charts

Know where you bees have been and what they are feeding on.

Beesource

Beesource is a great resource site. On the left side are many links for DIY projects.

Varroa Mite Resources

  1. Tools for Varroa Management: A Guide To Effective Varroa Sampling & Control
  2. Powdered Sugar Roll Picture Guide
  3. Varroa Mite Washer Experiment by Randy Oliver

Robbing Resources

  1. Anti Robbing Screen

Top Bar Bees

Some great plans for a Top Bar Hive.

Link to Walter T. Kelly Company newsletters

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