Hawaii Beekeeper Resources: 

  • Hawaiian Honey Bee Coop (O`ahu)
    Email: Howard McGinnis
    P.O. Box 6523, Kane`ohe, HI 96744

Video links:

  • The University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab has some excellent videos about honey bee pests and diseases – they can be found on this page. Browse around this website for all kinds of good information.
  • The Texas Apiary Inspection Service has many wonderful beekeeping resources on their website that applies to Hawaii Beekeeping. Check out their videos and webpages here.

Do it yourself beekeeping guides:


A list of books recommended by the New York City Beekeepers Association:

  • The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Alphonse Avitabile & Diana Sammataro (2006)
  • Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston (2009)
  • First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith S. Delaplane (2007)
  • Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture by Ross Conrad (2007)
  • The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees
  • The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Kim Flottum (2010)
  • Beekeeping: A Practical Guide by Richard E. Bonney (1993)
  • The Hive and the Honey Bee by L.L. Langstroth (1853)
  • Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark L. Winston (1991)
  • Honey Plants of North America by John H. Lovell (1926)

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