DFFS Beekeeping Text

Resources found on this page were compiled with the help of Dr. Brock A. Harpur.

Beekeeping has recently gained popularity on farms, in backyards, and in urban settings. The following resources will provide information for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced beekeeper.

Purdue Resources

Start Here!

The Purdue Extension educationStore provides a variety of resources to help prospective and experienced beekeepers with beekeeping.

Considering Beekeeping in Indiana?

This Purdue Extension resource provides essential information on understanding and preparing your bees when a state agency announces a new pesticide application program.

What's next?

The next step to starting your beekeeping is to protect them from pesticides!

Indiana Resources

Extension Entomology

The Purdue Extension Entomology department is a department of the Purdue's College of Agriculture and seeks to provide resources such as information on protecting bees from pesticides. Click the link below to view their link of resources.

Indiana Beekeepers' Association(IBA)

The IBA is a statewide association that hosts a Bee School in the winter in addition to regional, monthly meetings. The resources it provides are especially extensive and well-organized. Here you can find other organizations through the website that can help future and current beekeepers.

RJ Honey Farm

The RJ Honey Farm contains a variety of resources for starters, nucleus hives, a Bee School, and a Bee Blog. This additional resource found here in Indiana provides materials, knowledge, and of course, honey.

The Beekeepers of Indiana

The Beekeepers of Indiana is the "Official Organization for All Indiana Beekeepers" and they host frequent events, programs, meetings and also include useful resources, regulation documents, and up-to-date information about beekeeping.

Indiana Organizations

Central Indiana Beekeepers Association

The Central Indiana Beekeepers Association shares and communicates beekeeping knowledge and trends for urban and rural settings. They host weekly events and have up-to-date news and resources for beekeeping.

Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association

The Northeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association provides a membership, monthly meetings, field days, and additional resources for beekeepers.

Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association

The Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association is an organized group of local beekeepers that is dedicated to sharing information and knowledge. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM.

Northwest Indiana Beekeepers Association

The Northwest Indiana Beekeeper Association is a membership group that provides connections, access to honey extraction equipment, up-to-date monthly newsletter, and more.

Beekeepers of Southwest Indiana

West Central Indiana Beekeepers Association

Wabash Valley Bee Club

White Lick Keepers

RJ Honey Farm

The RJ Honey Farm contains a variety of resources for starters, nucleus hives, a Bee School, and a Bee Blog. This additional resource found here in Indiana provides materials, knowledge, and of course, honey.

National Resources

American Beekeeping Federation

The website is a great resource for any beekeeper and has information for the beginner or advanced. It includes educational events, national conferences, as well as additional resources

American Honey Producers Association

The American Honey Production Association is an organization that promotes honey production. This website serves as a resource to provide industry news, membership information information, convention schedules, and contact information.

National Honey Board

The website is less about beekeeping and more about honey. It includes recipes, nutritional information, and honey industry material.