How to start keeping your own honey bees. What do you need? Where should you keep them? How much will it cost to start?
Beekeeping - Apiculture in Arkansas
The industrious honey bee, Apis mellifera, is the state insect of Arkansas, and is invaluable for it's contribution to agriculture.(Photo by Jon Sullivan, pdimages.org)
Whether you are new to beekeeping, just curious, or want a refresher course, find out about beekeeping classes and other events in your area.
Learn about the different bees in your hive and what makes each of them special. Which race of bees is the best?
There is nothing quite like fresh golden honey straight from your own hive. Where does it come from and how can you help your bees make the best honey?
Honey bee health is an important part of modern beekeeping. Learn how you can help keep your bees healthy and strong.
Bees are perfect partners for our farms, gardens, and wild landscapes. Nearly every aspect of their biology makes them perfect for their job of pollinating plants.
The Arkansas Pollinator Stewardship Program seeks to minimize economic damage for both beekeepers and farmers by encouraging communication and cooperation between all parties.
What plants do bees like? What can you plant to to attract bees to your gardens and farms? What can you plant to help your bees make honey?
Honey bee swarms are a natural and normal phenomenon. Swarming bees are normally gentle and not to be feared or exterminated. Learn what to do when you see a swarm of bees.
Are Africanized honey bees in your area yet? Should you be worried? What are the risks we face in the Natural State?
Bee lining is the practice of following a honey bee back to its nest, historically used to locate wild colonies to be robbed of honey. Bee lining is now a challenging and enjoyable a hobby.
How to submit an entry for this year's contest, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.
Download our popular beekeeping publications to read on your computer or print out free of charge. You can also order printed copies from your local County Extension office.
News, events and interesting items about bees and beekeeping.