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Integrated Hive Management for Colorado Beekeepers: Strategies for Identifying and Mitigating Pests and Diseases Affecting Colorado's Honey Bees: This is an excellent booklet from the Colorado State Extension Service that can be printed off this PDF link:
And - here's a newer version
Bear Creek Nature Center: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers/bear-creek-nature-center/
The National Honey Board: www.honey.com
The Honey Locator: www.honeylocator.com
The Honey Locator is a service provided by the National Honey Board and is a database-driven Web site which allows you to search for honey and honey suppliers in many different ways.
Eastern Apiculture Society: www.easternapiculture.org
Western Apiculture Society: https://westernapiculturalsociety.org/
Bee Culture magazine: www.beeculture.com
American Bee Journal: www.americanbeejournal.com
Colorado State Beekeepers Assn (CSBA): www.coloradobeekeepers.org
Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association (CPBA): http://coloradoprobeekeeping.org/
Black Forest Honey: www.blackforesthoney.com
Black Forest Honey also provides bee and swarm removal services on a case by case basis.
One of our members suggested the following websites for beekeeping information and equipment:
The Colorado Division of Wildlife: https://cpw.state.co.us/
The Colorado DOW Managing Bear Damage to beehives:
Here's a link that's got great info for teaching kids about bees! www.avasflowers.net/teaching-kids-about-the-importance-of-honeybees
Here's another link - introduction to backyard beekeeping and things you should look into before starting:
A Homeowner's Guide to Bee Identification by Angieslist.com: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/homeowners-guide-bee-identification-angieslistcom.htm
Countryside & Small Stock Journal: https://backyardbeekeeping.iamcountryside.com/
Here's some local bee equipment suppliers: