Resources for Beekeeping

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Gardening for Bees in Hampton Roads Apr 21, 2011 3104-1541
4-H Honey Bee Youth Project Book II -- Veils, Smokers, and Supers: Equipment of Beekeepers
One lazy afternoon you find yourself looking across a field of flowers. The sun is warm and the breeze rustles through the grasses beneath your feet. Suddenly, at the edge of the field you see a lone figure hunched over a white box. The person is dressed from head to toe in a white, spaceman-looking jumpsuit. You begin to get nervous as you peer closer and notice a helmet covering his head. His gloved hands hold a strange-looking instrument spewing smoke from some internal, smoldering fire. You do not know it, but you are about to witness a robbery by this alien creature. Should you call the police? Should you take matters into your own hands? No! Instead, grab a container and prepare to get some honey! There’s a beekeeper hard at work!
Mar 18, 2014 380-074 (4H-252NP)
4-H Honey Bee Leaders Guide Book II -- Veils, Smokers, and Supers: Equipment of Beekeepers
With our understanding of honey bee biology and colony structure, we can begin to investigate the process of rearing bees for ourselves. To begin, we need a good understanding of the equipment we will need and how to use it. We will need to know the parts of the beehive and how to assemble them properly to facilitate bee rearing and honey production. Finally, we will need to handle bees within the hive. The Honey bee Project Book 2 provides the 4-H member with specific information about beekeeping, bee handling, and hive inspection.
Mar 19, 2014 380-075 (4H-254NP)
Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Honey Jul 2, 2020 4H-912NP
Pest Management Guide: Field Crops, 2020 Feb 6, 2020 456-016 (ENTO-366P)
Pest Management Guide: Horticultural and Forest Crops, 2020 Jan 27, 2020 456-017 (ENTO-337)
Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals, 2020
This 2019 Virginia Pest Management Guide provides the latest recommendations for controlling diseases, insects, and weeds for home grounds and animals. The chemical controls in this guide are based on the latest pesticide label information at the time of writing. Because pesticide labels change, read the label directions carefully before buying and using any pesticide. Regardless of the information provided here, always follow the latest product label instructions when using any pesticide.
Feb 5, 2020 456-018 (ENTO-336P)
Varroa Mite Biology and Feeding Damage Sep 19, 2019 ENTO-331NP
Varroa Mite Sampling Methods Sep 12, 2019 ENTO-332NP
Varroa Mite Management Methods Sep 12, 2019 ENTO-333NP
Small Hive Beetle Oct 22, 2019 ENTO-338NP