Piedmont Beekeepers Association
Serving the Greater Lynchburg, Virginia area and surrounding counties

Helpful Beekeeping Website Links

Useful information about suppliers and education. All centered around the honey bee.


Useful Links

American Beekeeping Federation The ABF is a national organization with over 4,700 members that continually works in the interest of all beekeepers, large or small, and those associated with the industry to ensure the future of the honey bee.  Our members share a common interest to work toward better education and information for all segments of the industry in the hope of increasing our chances for survival in today's competitive world.

Bushkill Bee Vac The original one shot bee vac. Can use any wet/dry shop vac with 2-1/2″ hose, mounts available to integrate leaf blower models. No need to dedicate vacuum to just bee removals. 8 and 10 frame models available.

Beemaster  Beemaster's International Beekeeping Forum

Eastern Apicultural Society  The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. (EAS) is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. EAS is the largest noncommercial beekeeping organization in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

 Virginia Beekeepers Association The VSBA is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and advancing beekeeping in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership in the VSBA is open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers, alike.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship.

Beltsville Bee Lab The Bee Research Laboratory (BRL) mission is to provide innovative tools and insights for building and maintaining healthy honey bee populations capable of supplying pollination and hive product needs.

Beesource.com The Beesource Beekeeping website was started in 1997, and two years later the online community for beekeepers and beekeeping was established. It has experienced organic, word of mouth grassroots growth ever since. Today, Beesource.com has over 28,000 registered members and is the most active online beekeeping community of its kind in the world.

Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium The focus of MAAREC research has been on the identification of alternatives to chemical controls and promotion of less reliance on chemical pesticides for mite control.

Virginia Tech Apiculture Program The Apiculture Program is designed to improve the pest management practices utilized by beekeepers through the development of research and extension programs.

University of Minnesota Bee Lab  The goal of our bee research at the University of Minnesota is to promote the health of bee pollinators. We work as a team to provide the richest learning environment for students at all levels and from all backgrounds.

University of Georgia Bee Program  Honey bee research at the University of Georgia addresses sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In all its endeavors, the UGA Honey Bee Program aims to develop research, teaching and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant.

Honey Bee Research Centre | University of Guelph  Providing new and advanced beekeepers with demonstrations by their staff on a variety of topics ranging from how to open a hive to queen rearing.

Scientific Beekeeping  Beekeeping Through the Eyes of a Biologist, Randy Oliver. This is not a “How You Should Keep Bees” site; rather, I’m a proponent of “Whatever Works for You” beekeeping.

Dave Cushman Dave Cushman's website is a huge resource that is considered by many to be the world's most comprehensive and authoritative beekeeping website.

Bush Bee Farm How to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatments...

Sweet Virginia - Life is Honey Sweet Virginia Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 educational organization. Sweet Virginia is on a mission to create a healthier, happier planet. We teach kids about honey bees and share the joy of sunflowers. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia is dedicated to helping educators teach students about the honey bee.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Since 1971 The Xerces Society has worked to protect invertebrates and their habitats. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. We take our name from the now extinct Xerces Blue butterfly(Glaucopsyche xerces), the first butterfly known to go extinct in North America as a result of human activities.



Bee Informed Partnership  The Bee Informed Partnership is dedicated to working with beekeepers to better understand which management practices work best.

Honey Bee Health Coalition  We’ve formed The Honey Bee Health Coalition to bring together beekeepers, researchers,
government agencies, agribusinesses, growers, conservation groups, manufacturers and
consumer brands, and other key partners to improve the health of honey bees in general
and specifically around production agriculture.

National Honey Bee Day  The National Honey Bee Day program started with a simple concept. Bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with the communities to advance beekeeping. By working together and harnessing the efforts that so many already accomplish, and using a united effort one day a year, the rewards and message is magnified many times over. We encourage bee associations, individuals, and other groups to get involved. The program is free and open to all.

National Pollinator Week  National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

National Honey  Board  We’re an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that educates consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products. Our research, marketing and promotional programs are funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey and are designed to increase awareness and usage of honey by consumers, the food service industry and food manufacturers.                                                                                                                                                                     The National Honey Board (NHB), which operates under U.S. Department of Agriculture oversight, is not a regulatory agency and does not have powers of enforcement. The Board is prohibited from using funds to influence legislation or governmental action or policy.

Project Apis m  Project Apis m.'s mission is to fund and direct research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production.


The American Bee Journal
A publication about bees and beekeeping. Published since 1861 for hobby and commercial beekeepers, bee supply dealers, queen breeders, package-bee shippers, honey packers, and entomologists.

Bee Culture
The magazine of American beekeeping. Bee Culture Magazine is the leading publication focused on teaching sustainable beekeeping to beginning; as well, as experienced beekeepers.


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