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Beekeeping Publications

Our publications are practical, research based, and written by Extension professionals and experts on a wide variety of topics of interest in your daily life. Some of our publications are available free at your local county Extension office.  The publications below are available for download as PDF files, to print out or view on your computer or mobile device.  If you would like to order printed copies of these or any of our documents, visit our Extension Publications page to browse or search for a specific topic.

 "Beekeeping" MP-419

Beekeeping

MP-419

An introduction to honey bees and beekeeping in Arkansas. 
(This publication is out of print, but is available for download.)

 
 "Raising Quality Queen Bees" MP-518

Raising Quality Queen Bees

MP-518

A simplified, illustrated manual explaining the essential how and why of raising high-quality queens for your honey bee colonies.  Detailed, but easy to understand, and suitable for raising new queen bees on any scale.

   
 "Honey Bee Health" FSA 7075

Honey Bee Health

MP-547

An illustrated guide to identification of honey bee diseases and bee hive pests, with recommendations for treatments and prevention, presented with an emphasis on Integrated Pest Management.

   
 "Managing Small Hive Beetles" FSA 7075

Managing Small Hive Beetles

FSA 7075

The small hive beetle is an aggressive pest of bee colonies in the south.  Impossible to eradicate, and here to stay, but by using an integrated approach, beekeepers can help to keep their numbers low, and minimize their impact and stress on honey bee colonies.

   

Forage Publications

Quality honey bee forage is vital to bee health as well as honey production.  Clover and legumes can be great bee forage, and can improve pasture performance by fixing soil nitrogen, extending the grazing season, and improving nutritional quality of the hay.  These publications provide information on seeding pastures with clover and other legumes to benefit both livestock and pollinators.