We are pleased to present this page on beekeeping. Here you will find information on beekeeping including a monthly "what to do calendar", general information, suggested reading materials, and pictures of our beekeeping operation. We will update frequently with new pictures and thoughts so come back often!
Beekeepers Calendar - rather than update this calendar, we recommend you visit the Utah County Beekeepers Association Calendar page - click HERE. Keep in mind that this for Utah Valley; for an association near you go here.
Here you will find some useful information and resources for beekeeping.
For beekeepers in Utah Valley, don't forget to join the Utah County Beekeepers Association; you can visit their website at www.utahcountybeekeepers.org. If you are looking for supplies in Utah Valley, please contact Knight Family Honey's The Beekeepers Shop. We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Knight Family Honey to supply the equipment needed for succesful beekeeping. The Beekeepers Shop is open Saturdays from June to end of August from 10am to 3:30pm or by appointment. Email us for more information.
Suggested Reading Materials.
Magazines - Bee Culture and the American Bee Journal. Subscritptions to these magazines are reasonable and can suply you with tons of useful information.
Books - please see the table below for books we recommend. You can never know too much ! These are NOT in any particular order.
|Title||Author||Publisher||ISBN (if known)||Notes|
|Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft||John F. Adams||Doubleday||UK|
|Beekeeping for Dummies||Howland Blakiston||Hungry Minds||0-7645-5419-0||The best book we can recommend for all beekeepers.|
|The World Of Bees||Murray Hoyt||Bonaza Books||UK|
|How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey||Walter T. Kelly||The Walter T. Kelley Company||UK|
|Honey Plants||Harvey B. Lovell||Gleanings in Bee Culture||UK|
|Beekeeping||Werner Metzer||Barrons||UK||German author, very basic information.|
|Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators and Diseases||Penn State University||Penn State University||UK||Great information for beekeepers on recognition and control of the subject matter.|
|The Beekeeper's Handbook||Diana Sammataro||Peach Mountain Press||0-931850-01-0|
|The Spirit of The Hive||Dallas Lore Sharp||Harper and Brothers||UK||This one may be hard to find, out of print.|
|At the Hive Entrance||H. Storch||European Apicultural Editions||UK||Great book on evaluating the hive without opening it,strongly recommend.|
|Practical Beekeeping||Enoch Tompkins||Garden Way Publishing||0-88266-091-8|
|First Lessons in Beekeeping||C.P. Dadant||Dadant Publications||0-915698-02-1|
|Mites of the Honeybee||Thomas C. Webster, Editor||Dadant Publications||0-915698-11-0|
|Keeping Bees||John Vivian||Williamson Publishing||0-413589-19-5|
Pictures of our Operation:
Here are some pictures of our beekeeping operation, we hope you enjoy them. We will add more as time progresses.
Our first hive. Installing the package. Going into the hive.
Midsummer of the first year. A crowded landing board in summer.
End of the first year before harvest. A wild hive in Duabai, UAE
The same hive, different angle. If you look close, you can see some queen cells.
A hive in the backyard. Our bee yard in American Fork, Utah.
Swarm Images First swarm caught in 2005.Second swarm of 2005.
A honey disply in Kiev, Ukraine A decorated hive in Kiev, Ukraine
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All photos on this website are copyright Neil Shelley, unless otherwise noted, and cannot be used without express written permission; use the contact information above for inquiries.