Bee keeping resources
Bee Keeping Resources
Bastin Honey Bee Farm, LLC
5002 W 450 S.
Knightstown IN 46148
765 987 8385
Cell 317 850 1355
317 919 4208
Joe and Ron are bee experts and very helpful people. During the past few years they have come to be our primary supplier of bees, supplies and equipment . . . wooden ware, medications, bees and queens, etc.
Most of all we appreciate their willingness to listen to our problems and prescribe solutions . . . even when it may not result in an immediate sale for them.
Dadant & Sons Inc. – Corporate Office
51 South 2nd Street
Hamilton, Illinois 62341
Dadant is a major player in the honeybee supplies and equipment business. We purchased our extractor and uncapping tank as well as our five-gallon honey buckets and filters are all high-quality Dadant products. We have also purchased hive boxes, medium honey supers and medications from Dadant.
Arlyn Hopkins is our key contact there. He’s very knowledgeable and helpful.
217 847 3325
Keith S. Delaplane, Ph.D.
A Year in the life of an Apiary
One of the first and best bee-related educational items we have ever purchased is a book and DVD set entitled A Year in the life of an Apiary by Dr. Keith Delaplane. The DVD is an eight-episode series designed to teach novices the basics of beekeeping and to give more experienced beekeepers expanded knowledge. It traces the development of ten honey bee colonies from start-up through a complete year of management. Nationally known entomologist Keith S. Delaplane, Ph.D., is the host of the series. The complementary book is an easy-read and a great reference.
This reference is available from many bee supplies and equipment distributors.
8 Meader Road
Greenwitch NY 12834
800 623 3379
This is our supplier of 1-pound honey jars.