Beekeepers Resources


Apiary Inspections  Bears  Bee-Apiary Regulations  Bee Supplies   US Honey Production   Licenses

Pesticides  Pollination  Research Summaries  NY Honey-Farmers Markets
Information, references, and resources for beekeepers
  New York State Apiary Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC): The AIAC advises the NYS Department of Agricluture and Markets on regulatory issues affecting beekeepers throughout the state.

  Apiary Inspection Services

New York State Apiary Law
Apiary Inspectors of America The purpose of this organization is to promote better beekeeping conditions in North America mainly through more uniform and effective laws and methods for the suppression of bee diseases, and mutual understanding and cooperation between apiary inspection officials, and by the presentation of new information and ideas as developed.

  United States - State Apiarist Directory
Canadian Provincial Apiarist Directory
Bear Damage  Photo: Cornell Collection

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC) - Problems with bears? Contact your DEC Regional Office for wildlife specialist in your area.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC) - Preventing Bear Problems
New York Wildlife Services-Contact Information for
New York State

USDA Wildlife Services-Contact information for your state
Black Bears-Damage Prevention and Control Methods-(pdf)
North American Bear Center

    Bee and Apiary Regulations

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets -New York State Apiary Law
New York State Apiary Industry Advisory Committee
Importation of Bee and Bee Products
-(pdf) - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
(USDA-APHIS) importation regulations

International Export Regulations
-(pdf) - If you have any questions regarding regulations for exporting bees or bee products to a foreign country, contact the APHIS-VS area office in the State from which you will be exporting
International Import Regulations - APHIS/USDA information about permits for importing bees and bee products

  US Honey Production 

National honey report (monthly) - United States Agricultural Marketing Service. Prices paid to beekeepers for extracted, unprocessed honey in major producing states by packers, handlers & other large users
USDA Honey production statistics-This file contains the annual report of the number of colonies producing honey, yield per colony, honey production, average price, price by color class and value, honey stocks by state and U.S
US standards for grades of extracted honey -(pdf)

  Licensing - United States and New York State

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  "Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002"
  "Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002" -(pdf)
FDA - Food Facility Registration Questions and Answers - Explains general and technical information-what you need to know and what to do about it.-(pdf)
Fact Sheet on FDA'S New Food Bioterrorism Regulation:Interim Final Rule - Registration of Food Facilities -(pdf)
Instructions for Food Facility Registration Form 3537 -(pdf)
Food Facility Registration Form 3537 -(pdf)
National Honey Board's Information - Keeping Food Safe - How the New Bioterrorism Regulation May Impact Your Honey Business -(pdf)
Instructions for Cancellation of Food Facility Registration Form 3537a -(pdf)
Cancellation of Food Facility Registration Form 3537a -(pdf)

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

  Farm Products Dealer Licensing Program

NYS-DEC Pesticide Program

Rules and Regulations Relating to the Application of Pesticides
Registration and Classification of Pesticides

Cornell's Pesticide Management Education Program is a pesticide information center for college and field extension staff, growers, commercial applicators, pesticide formulators/distributors, environmental and conservation groups, and private citizens
Cornell's NYS Product Registration Database

  Research Summaries
  Evaluation of Drone Brood Removal for Management of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Colonies of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the Northeastern United States

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Digitization of the EF Phillips Rare Beekeeping Book Collection is a project that is a direct result of EAS 2002 at Cornell but is in fact a Cornell program with beekeepers providing some of the funding.

The Everett F. Phillips Beekeeping Collection at Mann Library, Cornell University. The world's largest and most valuable collection of books and manuscripts on bees and beekeeping. New York State beekeepers and royalties received from the Dyce Honey Patent funded the endowment.

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Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 


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