Swarm Removal Services
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association Member Services, category search "swarm removal"
Bee Removal Source - Wisconsin
Wasp and Bee Removal - Bee Lab - University of Minnesota
Wisconsin Bee Identification Guide – Wisconsin Horticulture
Bee Identification – Wisconsin Pollinators – UW–Madison
Bumble Bees of Wisconsin – Online guide, information, and ongoing research – UW–Madison
FieldGuide – Bumble Bee Brigade – WI DNR
Resources – Bumble Bee Brigade – WI DNR
Bee ID – Bee Lab – University of Minnesota
A voluntary communication tool that enables beekeepers and pesticide applicators to work together to protect apiaries through use of the BeeCheckTM mapping program. While
state-level honey bee hive registration or licensing is not required in the
State of Wisconsin, those importing honey bees or used beekeeping equipment
into Wisconsin have a separate reporting
requirement. A Wisconsin BeeCheckTM registration is not a
substitute for the Wisconsin importation requirement. Beekeepers should check
their county and local municipality for any applicable beekeeping ordinances.
DATCP Selling Honey in Wisconsin
Provides information and links to other DATCP programs relating to food safety, grading, and labeling laws.
DATCP Pest Survey Bulletin
Provides current information about plant pests and diseases, plus other insect-related information. Sign up for the Field Notes News e-newsletter.
Honey Bee Health
EPA Integrated Pest Management (IPM) webinars
Free, on-demand webinars hosted by experts who relay educational and practical strategies for establishing and improving IPM programs.
Protecting Honey Bees: Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Mites
Varroa mites are widespread, feed on honey bees, and spread viruses. If left unchecked and unmanaged, these mites can lead to colony loss.
Honey Bee Health Coalition
Almost 40 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government, and conservation formed this Coalition with the goal of reversing recent declines in honey bee health and ensuring the long-term health of honey bees and other pollinators. Their website provides excellent resources on
Varroa mite management, managing Foulbrood,
A national collaboration/ non-profit
trying better understand honey bee declines in the United States by using
beekeepers' real-world experiences through a variety of services. Some BIP
services include a number of services
geared towards commercial/ sideliner beekeepers, their sentinel
apiary program, and their annual Loss
and Management Survey. The BIP also hosts the data from their annual
survey and research and the data from the USDA-APHIS National Honey Bee Survey
National Honey Bee Survey (NHBS)
NHBS is a comprehensive examination of colony health throughout apiaries in the
United States. The NHBS, run in conjunction with the BIP and the USDA Animal
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), with
support from the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA). NHBS data on honey bee
health is available to the public and hosted by the BIP.
Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium
Starting in January 2017, antibiotics
for honey bees require a Veterinary
Feed Directive (VFD) Order or a prescription from a veterinarian. Find a
PennState Extension - Beekeeping content
Provides articles, guides, and on online course, and more.
University of Florida - Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab
Provides online courses for beekeepers, scientific research, an engaging and informative podcast (Two Bees in a Podcast), and more.
University of Minnesota Bee Lab
Provides beekeeping courses, a how-to video series, research database, and more.
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
Organized in 1864 by Wisconsin beekeepers. The association links commercial and hobby honey producers as well as promoting the use of honey and hive products and supporting scientific research related to beekeeping and honey production.
National Honey Board
The Board conducts research, advertising, and promotions to help maintain and expand domestic and foreign markets for honey.
American Honey Producers Association
Dedicated to promoting the common interests and general welfare of the American honey producer. Newsletter, convention, producer information.
American Beekeeping Federation
A national association that acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry. Newsletter, convention, American Honey Queen program.
Apiary Inspection Services of North America (AIA)
international non-profit organization established with a mission to promote
sustainable and healthy honey beekeeping conditions in North America mainly
through the detection, mitigation and ultimate suppression of bee pests,
parasites, and pathogens. Members of the organization consist of state and
provincial apiarists or apiary inspectors along with associated collaborators
from other regulatory, academic or research-based institutions.
Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC)
MAAREC is a regional group focused on addressing the pest management crisis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but their research and information may be beneficial to all beekeepers.
The Xerxes Society
International, nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Wisconsin-specific resources include their Pollinator Conservation Resources for the Great Lakes Region.
The largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. Their
Region Pollinator Planting Card is applicable to Wisconsin. Their Laurentian
Region planting guide is applicable to Northern Wisconsin. Their Eastern
Broadleaf Forest, Continental planting guide is applicable to Southern
Wisconsin. Their Prairie
Parkland planting guide is only applicable in Green County, in a part of