An informal forum for beekeepers of all ages and abilities to share their ideas, experience, questions, etc.

A manual for Missoula beekeepers, created by Zabeth Runyan.  The objective of this manual is to provide new beekeepers with readily accessible hive management information, presented in monthly installments.

The American Bee Journal is the oldest English language publication on bees and beekeeping. Each monthly issue contains interesting and informative articles, including practical information for beekeepers, scientific reports, industry news, market information, and classified ads.  Click on the link for subscription information.

A great resource containing a wide variety of articles about honeybees and beekeeping by Randy Oliver.

Provides information on regulations, registration, and other items for Montana beekeepers.
Provides contact information for State Entomologist Alyssa Piccolomini. 

The WSBA newsletter is published every other month as a communications vehicle for the 20+ beekeeper organizations in Washington State.  The newsletter contains a variety of information of interest to beekeepers.  You can subscribe to an email version of the newsletter by contacting Fran Bach at

This 98 page document is a basic manual for beginning beekeepers published by Penn State. 
It may be purchased at this link.

A guide to constructing an electrified fence for the purpose of deterring bears,
by Kim Annis, Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Bear Management Specialist.

This site provides a wealth of useful information about honeybees, beekeeping, and related topics.