American Honey Producers Association
FREE HANDBOOK – Colorado State University – Integrated Hive management for Colorado Beekeepers
Beekeeper Insurance
American Beekeeping Federation
Project Apis M
Megabee – Bee Nutrition
Western Apiculture Society
Canadian Association of Professional Apiarists
Pollinators and Plant Select® with Sonya Anderson
Colorado State University Market Reports 2016
Colorado State University Market Reports 2015
Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary
USDA Report on Honey Bee Health, published May 2013
USDA Bee Lab
USDA Bee Lab – Carl Hayden Research – Tucson AZ
USDA Bee Lab Breeding Research 
Bee Informed Partnership 
Article – Different kinds of bees
2012 Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
Journal of Apicultural Research 51(1): 125-132 (2012) © IBRA 2012
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.
2012 A national survey of managed honey bee 2010-11 winter colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Inform Partnership:
Journal of Apicultural Research 51(1): 115-124 (2012) © IBRA 2012
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

Scientific Beekeeping – Randy Oliver

Field Watch – Drift Watch

2012 Performance of Kerkof Behive

2011 Colorado Farm to Market – Honey

High Country News article [3-7-05] – Bees don’t grow on trees

Honey Lodge – South Dakota

Colorado State Apiculturist

The Colorado State Bee Inspection program was discontinued in 1986, however, beekeepers here may contact the current Colorado Director of Plant Industry at the Colorado Department of Agriculture who oversees bee inspections coming into and through Colorado and has general information regarding bee issues in the State.

Contact info:

Mitchell Yergert, Director, Division of Plant Industry
Colorado Department of Agriculture
305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021

Phone: (303) 869-9052
Email: Mitchell.yergert@state.co.us

CDA Pesticide Application Management

John Scott is the Chief Program Manager for pesticide applications and regulation in Colorado.  He works in close cooperation with Mitch Yergert (above) and is a beekeeper himself. John was also instrumental in establishing the Pollinator Work Group for Colorado as well as implementing FieldWatch for Colorado.  John is keenly aware of honey bee – pesticide issues and is always open to dealing with any concerns or problems that beekeepers may have in this regard.

Contact info:

John Scott, Chief, Pesticides Program Manager
Colorado Department of Agriculture
305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021

Phone: (303) 869-9056
Email: johnw.scott@state.co.us

Colorado State University Extension Specialist – Pesticide Safety Education

Thia Walker is the educational representative in Colorado who studies, researches and disseminates information relating to pesticide use and regulations in Colorado.  She works in close cooperation with CSU personnel in Biology, Entomology, Toxicology and Field Sciences. She additionally works closely with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the EPA, USDA and local Colorado municipalities pertaining to pesticide safety issues. She is the general editor for the Integrated Hive Management guide and is keenly aware of beekeeping – pesticide impact issues. Thia is responsible for Pesticide Safety Education, Pesticide Applicator Certification Courses and EPA-certified training for Worker Protection Standards.

Contact info:

Thia Walker, Extension Specialist – Pesticide Safety Education
Colorado State University
1177 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1177

Phone: (970) 491-6027
Email: thia.walker@colostate.edu

From the Honey Bee Health Coalition

I am not familiar with the HBHC, but I am curious about this set of videos. I have not looked at any of them.  If you choose to look at them, please let me know your assessment.  Don Studinski

HBHC Varroa videos:
Varroa mite PSA
Video 1 – IPM
Video 2 3 – Sampling methods

Video 4 – Essential oils
Video 5 – Using Apivar 
Video 6 – Using Apistan or Checkmite+ 
Video 7 – Formic acid 
Video 8 – Using HopGuard
Video 9 – Using Oxalic Acid
Video 10 – Using sanitation, screen bottoms
Video 11 – Using drone brood removal
Video 12 – Using requeening        

o    Tools for Varroa Management  
o    Quick Guide to Reporting A Bee Kill  
o    Beekeeper Guide 
o    Grower Guide  
o    Bee Healthy Roadmap










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