Beekeepers to Follow

Randy Oliver
Biologist, researcher and commercial beekeeper
Rusty Burlew
A master beekeeper with degrees in agronomic crop science and environmental studies

Varroa Management

Honey Bee Health Coalition
Produced by the Honey Bee Health Coalition, these free guides are the industry standard for Varroa management. Download the Tools for Varroa Management Guide yearly for the most current information and recommendations.


  • The Beekeepers’s Handbook, Fifth Edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile
  • First Lessons in Beekeeping, by Keith S. Delaplane
  • Beekeeping for Dummies, by Howland Blackiston
  • Honeybee Democracy, by Thomas D. Seeley
  • The Biology of the Honey Bee, by Mark L. Winston
  • The Buzz about Bees, Biology of a Superorganism, by Jurgen Tautz
  • The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally, by Michael Bush


  • A to Z Supplies, Grass Valley
  • Dadant, Chico
  • Mann Lake, Woodland
  • The Bee Box, Sacramento
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