By Howland Blackiston

Are you ready to curl up with a good article about honey bees? A bunch of publications are worth a read. Subscribing to one or more of them provides you with ongoing sources of useful beekeeping tips and practical information. And the ads in these journals are a great way to learn about new beekeeping toys and gadgets. Here are some English-language journals of interest.

American Bee Journal

The American Bee Journal was established in 1861 and has been published continuously since that time, except for a brief period during the Civil War. The Journal has the honor of being the oldest English-language beekeeping publication in the world. Today, Dadant and Sons publishes the American Bee Journal for subscribers throughout the world. Readership is concentrated among hobby and commercial beekeepers, bee supply dealers, queen breeders, shippers, honey packers, and entomologists.

Dadant & Sons, Inc.

51 S. Second St.

Hamilton, IL 62341

Phone 217-847-3324

Fax 217-847-3324

Email info@americanbeejournal.com

Bee Culture

Bee Culture has been around since the late 1800s. Articles are aimed at the needs and interests of the backyard beekeeper and small-scale honey producers. This journal features a wide range of “how-to” articles, Q&A, honey recipes, and industry news. This is the “bible” for the hobbyist beekeeper.

The Bee Culture website lists “Who’s Who in North American Beekeeping.” This terrific database enables you to search for bee clubs in your area. Go to Bee Culture.

A.I. Root Company

623 W. Liberty St.

Medina, OH 44256

Phone 800-289-7668, Ext. 3220

Be sure to check out the coupon later in this book that gives you a discount on a subscription to Bee Culture.

Bee World

Bee World, founded in 1919, is a journal that digests research studies and articles from around the world. Reliable and practical information comes from bee experts worldwide. It’s published by the International Bee Research Association (IBRA).

International Bee Research Association

91 Brinsea Rd.

Congresbury

Bristol

BS49 5JJ

United Kingdom

Phone 00 44 (0) 29 2037 2409

Email mail@ibra.org.uk