I have included
below a number of recommended links, I have found each of them useful in
either gaining knowledge or buying equipment. All open in a new window.
National Bee Supplies
I have brought my WBC hives and majority of my equipment
from this helpful company.
Thornes Beekeeping Supplies
Thornes supply a huge selection
beekeeping equipment, including candle making equipment and other beeswax products. I have also used them to supply some of the honey extraction equipment.
I have recently
added this supplier, a range of equipment is available, but for me, a
supplier of my polystyrene hive and nuc hive.
I used this
website to purchase the more specilised microscopy equpiment, amongst
other things, the hard to find 'Acaring Needle', the 'Embedding Tool'
and the 'Acarine Cork'. Find out more on what the items are used for on
my Bee page.
An excellent forum for advice, although as usual multiple opinions exist on every subject of beekeeping
British Beekeeping Association
Well, I expect
you can guess what this site is all about, this website contains
information on a variety of subjects, and also has a beekeeping forum.
In my opinion, if you are a beekeeper you should be a member.
My local beekeeping association,
excellent for staying touch with local beekeepers.
website by Steve Mynard
This is an
excellent site that gave me a few pointers in looking at pollen with a
microscope. It also includes information on using Hazel (Corylus
avellana) pollen as a size marker for other pollen. Details are also
given on what to look for in buying a microscope.
KSRC is the Kent
Science Resource Centre, near Sittingbourne – a wonderful facility where
beekeepers from all over Kent will be able to improve their knowledge of
beekeeping. There are a number of excellent courses run on a variety of
beekeeping subjects. I have (or am planning to) attend the microscopy
Dave Cushman's Website
This is one of
the most extensive beekeeping websites, it covers all subjects. There
are a huge number of pages contained on this website giving a variety of
designs and opinions. Worth following the link and exploring.
Fera National Bee
This is a great source of information on bee health, it is also the site
to register apiary's and beekeepers to allow notification of diseases.