Beekeeping Resources

Updates and Announcements

Updated 9/24/20

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.

For more information visit the link below:


Design Your Succession Plan

Four weekly Zoom sessions with CCE educators and professionals – including accountants and attorneys – will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm business.

When: 6:30pm-8:00pm on October 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020
What: Remote course via Zoom with activities in an online learning platform between meetings
Cost: $60 per farm family, includes a workbook valued at $20
Registration deadline: September 30 to insure on-time delivery of the workbook.

Program details.


American Beekeeping Federation

Bee Culture Magazine
Bee Health
Beekeeping 101 
Beesource Beekeeping
Beginning Beekeeping
Cornell Master Beekeeper Program
Empire State Honey Producers Association
Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club
Maine State Beekeepers Association
Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association
Penn State Beekeeping Resources
Southern Tier Beekeepers

Aside from producing honey, wax and propolis, bees are important pollinators. To learn more about the importance of pollination for farms, gardens, and the environment, check out the link below:

Pollinator Network @ Cornell

Pollinator Partnership Learning Center

Honey bees need your help!

Due to pests, climate change, habitat loss, management practices, and agrochemicals, 40-68% of honey bee colonies in New York have died each year since 2006 (Cornell CALS, 2020). You can support your friendly pollinators by creating the perfect habitat for them in your own backyard! 

Create a Pollinator Paradise

Guide to Selecting Plants for Pollinators

Creating a Pollinator Garden Guide*

*A special thanks to Jenna and her Daisy Troop for sharing the guide to pollinator gardens!

Last updated September 24, 2020