Some Useful Resources

As a new beekeeper, I found there were many resources both in book form and on the web. I have highlighted a few of the sites I have found to be excellent.  The other thing I have found that is helpful is a visual reference of the common types of bees people often confuse as honey bees. Below are just a few native pollinators and common wasps for comparison.

 

Top Row from left to right: Bald Faced Hornet, Yellow Jacket, European Hornet, Paper Wasp.

Bottom Row from left to right: Leaf Cutter Bee, Mason Bee, Bumblebee, Honey Bee and Friend.

baldface hornet.jpg
yellow jacket.png
european hornet.jpg
paper wasp.jpg
leaf cutter bee.jpg
mason bee.jpg
bumblebee.jpg
honeybee and friend.jpg
Links 

 

Durham Region Beekeepers Association: 

www.ontariobee.com/community/local-beekeepers-associations/durham-region-beekeepers-association

Ontario Beekeepers Association:   

www.ontariobee.com/community/local-beekeepers-associations

 

Toronto District Beekeepers Association:   www.torontobeekeepers.org

American Bee Journal:   www.americanbeejournal.com

University of Guelph:   www.uoguelph.ca/honeybee/about.shtml