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View Resource B-EYE: The World Through the Eyes of a Honey Bee

One of the great treats awaiting Scouts (or any others who learn to search the Web efficiently) is the large number of high quality science Websites put forth by Australian research institutions. B-EYE is yet another such wonderful site. Dr. Andrew Giger, a neuroscientist studying insect vision at the Centre for Visual Science (CVS) at Australian National University, put together this site so...

http://andygiger.com/science/beye/beyehome.html
View Resource List of World Bumblebees

Provided by the London Museum of Natural History, this site indexes the bumblebees (genus Bombus) of the world. The list is searchable by biogeographic region or species name. The introduction page features a clickable map showing bumblebee densities of the world, a scatterplot showing the relationship between date of first description, taxonomic synonymies and range size (to demonstrate possible...

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bom...
View Resource Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

The Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, part of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, conducts ecological studies of honey bees to improve honey production and pollination of agricultural crops. This award-winning Web site has recently added an Expert Forum on Honey Bees where users are able submit their questions to USDA experts and receive a response via email. A...

https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/tucson-az/honey-b...
View Resource Tales from the Hive

Yet another great site from PBS's NOVA Online. Tales from the Hive offers an up-close look at the interactions and social organizations of honey bees. Lots of vivid photographs and detailed descriptions of behavior help the visitor enjoy learning from the site. After learning how to interpret the dances bees use to tell their hivemates where to find nectar, users can test their understanding...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/
View Resource BeeHoo: World's Beekeeping Directory

It doesn't get too much more specialized than this. BeeHoo is a Yahoo-esque directory of resources for, you guessed it, beekeepers and bee enthusiasts. The site is not searchable but may be browsed by category and subtopic. These include bees, bee management, hives products, and health, among others. Sites are listed with a brief description, including languages used at the site. BeeHoo has a nice...

http://www.beehoo.com/
View Resource International Bee Research Association

This website presents the International Bee Research Association (IBRA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1949 working to provide researchers and beekeepers with information in the topic areas of bee species, pollination, diseases and pests, nectar and pollen sources, and more. The IBRA website provides information about the organization, about conferences and other events, and about the...

http://www.ibrabee.org.uk
View Resource The Birkey Group: BeeSource.com

BeeSource.com, a great resource for both amateur and professional apiarists, was created by Barry Birkey, a Web designer, remodeling business owner, and beekeeper. A stand-out website feature is the Plans section, which contains downloadable plans (with images) for a variety of beehives, honey extractors, pollen traps, an Apidictor, and more. The site contains many relevant news stories, and...

https://beesource.com/
View Resource USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: ARS Beekeeping Bibliography

As part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the Bee Research Laboratory conducts "research on the biology and control of honey bee parasites, diseases, and pests to ensure an adequate supply of bees for pollination and honey production." One important service provided by the Laboratory is the searchable ARS Bee Bibliography, which contains bee-keeping...

https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md-barc/b...
View Resource The Hive and the Honeybee

Back in 1925, Professor E. Franklin Phillips of Cornell University had a rather novel idea: Why not begin a repository of literature on bees and beekeeping for current use and for the use of future generations? In just one year, he had amassed thousands of books and pamphlets on the subject and the Phillips Beekeeping Collection at Cornell came into existence. With the kind support of beekeepers...

http://bees.library.cornell.edu/
View Resource Post-colony collapse disorder, bees receive a helping hand in cities

Woman relocates bees to more loving home http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/woman-relocates-bees-to-141983.html The short-haired bumblebee: Bzzzt, it's back http://www.economist.com/world/britain/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14460103 Propolis Bee Farm: A New Tourist Attraction in Penang http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsindex.php?id=441573 Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0925