Andony Melathopoulos | Ralph (Mike) Rodia | Jen Holt | Ramesh R. Sagili
This publication outlines guidelines for best practices for beekeeping in residential areas. It outlines the steps residential beekeepers can take to operate their bees in nuisance-free manner.
Registering colonies with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (5 or more colonies)
Ruhl Bee Supply (Wilsonville)
Oregon Bee Store (Eagle Point)
Oregon Master Beekeeper Program: A comprehensive beekeeping training program that is a collaboration between Oregon State University and the Oregon State Beekeepers Association. The program includes beginner (Apprentice), intermediate (Journey) and advanced (Master) levels that also includes pairing new beekeepers with experienced mentors. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mb
Oregon State Beekeepers Association (OSBA): Regional chapters of the OSBA frequently host “Bee School.” A listing of upcoming class is available on the OSBA website: https://orsba.org/events/categories/classes-and-workshops/
Private Classes: A number of private organizations also offer beekeeping classes. These include beekeeping supply companies, local community organizations, and local beekeepers.
Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health. Bee Health Roundtable, 2016
The Beekeeper’s Handbook Alphonse Avitabile and Diana Sammataro, Cornell University Press, 2006
The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden. Kim Flottum, Quarry Books, 2010
Beekeeping Skill Demonstrations (2017), University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre
An Introduction to Beekeeping, Bee Informed Project (2014)
Honey Bees and Beekeeping (1993), University of Georgia (25 part series)