RESOURCES

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
     -CLUB EXTRACTOR
     -USDA BEE LAB CONTACT INFO
     -WISCONSIN STATE BEE INSPECTOR CONTACT INFO
     -CLUB REFRACTOMETER
     -WISCONSIN DATCP (driftwatch)
     -MIDWEST QUEEN SUPPLIERS
     -LIBRARY BEE BOOK LIST


CLUB HONEY EXTRACTOR:
As an aid to small hobbyist beekeepers the club has a 12 frame honey extractor.  This extractor is located in the Rushford Winery & Meadery, which is located a few miles west of Omro.  At the present time use of the extractor is limited to club members only.  Contact Pam Keller (920-420-2450 or Ecwba3@gmail.com) to schedule an exacting event.

USDA BEE LAB:
Here's a website address for information regarding the submission of bee samples for disease diagnosis at the USDA Laboratory in Beltsville, MD. 
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=7472


WISCONSIN STATE BEE INSPECTOR: Dan Ziehli
Telephone number: 608-444-3209

USE A CLUB REFRACTOMETER:
East of FDL: call denise @ 920.922.7487 - email: d@dsignsd.com  If you wish to test your entire batch of honey - make sure that it's stirred (as small beekeepers - we harvest in small batches...and those moisture amounts can vary throughout the pail!).  If you've separated your "questionable honey" from the rest of the batch....you probably only need to test that.

The second club REFRACTOMETER will be under the ovesite of Andy Krueger.  You need to come to a club meeting and sign it out if you wish to use it....or contact our Secretary - Andy.



WISCONSIN DATCP (driftwatch):
www.driftwatch.org  Driftwatch is an online registry that helps pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas.  Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection ATCP 29.01
to learn more:
http://datcp.wi.gov/Farms/Bees_and_Honey




MIDWEST QUEEN SUPPLIERS:

Please note that do to the northern climate Midwestern queen suppliers are usually not able to have mated queens available until mid-May.  Contact each supplier for more definite information.

WISCONSIN




NORTHWEST WISCONSIN

Quiney Honey and Bee-Hudson

Owner: Adrian Quiney

Phone: Contact via email.

Email: quiney.adrian@gmail.com

Products: VSH and Survivor stock.  A limited number of open mated queens will be available. Queen cells by arrangement.

Availability: June and July; Local pick-up only



NORTHERN WISCONSIN

Crazy Joe's Natural Products-Phelps,WI (30 min. North of Eagle River)

Owners: Don and April Crass

Phone: 715-892-4933 (Don)

Email: crazyjoesnp@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrazyJoesNP/

Products: open mated queens originating from survivor stock (mated, virgin and cells)

Availability: Late June-Early September (Call, email, or check Facebook for availability)



NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

KELLY’S BEES-Wausau

Owner: Kelly Barnes

PHONE: please use email or Facebook

EMAIL: kellybees@yahoo.com or Facebook KellyBees

PRODUCTS: Open mated VSH Carniolans or local/overwintered stock

AVAILABILITY: June and July



NORTHEAST WISCONSIN

Badger State Bees-Green Bay

Owner: Ethan Hogan

Phone: 920-328-4426

Email: Hoganea@gamil.com

Products: Queen cells, Virgin Queens, Mated queens from mated VSH stock

Availability: Call or email



XXXXXXX-Green Bay

Owner: Scott Veriha

Phone: 715-938-4520

Email: Po216ata@yahoo.com

Products: Open mated Carniolan queen, queen cells and limited availability of virgin queens

Availability: June thru August; Contact with any questions





Creekside Apiary LLL-Birnamwood, Wi.

Owner: John Evans

Email:  use Facebook page below


Products: Open mated VSH Carni, Saskatraz, and survivor Queens-pickup only

Availability: check availability on Facebook page



Sweet Mountain Farm-Washington Island

Owner: Sue Dompke

Phone: Contact using email


Products: open mated Russian queens

Availability: Contact Sue



CENTRAL WISCONSIN:

Lone Oak Apiary-Montello

Owner: Jon Polcyn

Phone: Contact via email.


Products: open mated VSH and survivor queens

Availability: mated queens approximately June 1st; cells slightly earlier



FLYING SQUIRREL APIARY-Princeton

Owner: Fred Ransome

Phone:920-229-2204

Email: fredransome@aol.com

Products: open mated 2nd gen Purdue Ankle Biter queens

                -open mated 1ST GENERATION Purdue Ankle Biter OR Mite Mauler queens about July 1s

Availability: mated queens beginning approximately May 20th





SOUTH EAST WISCONSIN

Trevor Bawden

Owner: Trevor Bawden

Phone: 414-241-6327

Email: trevorsdesigns@hotmail.com

Products: -Open mated Carniolan and feral queens (mated, virgin and cells)

                  -Open mated 1st gen VSH Carniolan queens-July 2019

Availability: Mid-June thru September



IOWA

Golden Ridge Honey Farm
TYPE: USDA Russian
AVAILABILTY:TBD
TELEPHONE: 563-547-4222

Foley’s
TYPE: USDA RUSSIAN
AVAILABILITY: June thru August
TELEPHONE: 515-991-4666

MINNESOTA

BBHONEY of Houston, Minnesota
TYPE: Minnesota Hygenic and Hygenic Italian
AVAILABILITY: TBD
EMAIL:  www.bbhoneyfarms.com
TELEPHONE: 507-896-3955

NATURE’s NECTAR LLC  of Stillwater, Minnesota
TYPE: Carniolan, Italian and Minnesota Hygenic
AVAILABILTY: TBD
TELEPHONE: TBD

MICHIGAN

Rhodes Bee Farm
TYPE: Carniolan, Italian Minnesota Hygenic, Buckfast Cross, Grey Mountain (caucasian) cross
AVAILABILTY: TBD
TELEPHONE: 231-245-3039

TheSandHill
TYPE: Michigan Mutts, Purdue Ankle Biters, and VSH
AVAILABILITY: TBD
Web Site: http://thesandhill.squarespace.com

About another twenty northern state queen suppliers can be found at NSQBA.com and http://northernbeenetwork.org/.

SPECIALITY QUEENS:

Dan O'Hanlon
TYPE: Mite Mauler
EMAIL: danno1800@gmail.com

OLIVAREZ BEES
TYPE: Saskatraz
Web site: Olivarezhoneybees.com


LIBRARY:  


In 2015 the club's books were distributed among several of the local libraries.  Club members and the public can then get access to all books and book circulation will be faster.  If a book is not at your local library simply request your librarian to put a request into the Winnefox library sharing system.  The book will be routed to your local library immediately (usually arrives in 1-2 days) or if it is already checked out it will be reserved in your name and be routed to your local library when returned.  


The following is the list of donated materials; showing Author, Title, Material type and file number. 
Gillard
Sustainable Beekeeping
Book
0060608134288
Gillard
Beekeeping with Twenty-Five Hives
Book
0060608134296
Drake
The Complete Book of Beekeeping
Book
0060608134270
Evans
Why Do Bees Buzz?
Book
0060608134262
Smith
Better Queens
Book
0060608134254
DeLaplane
First Lessons in Beekeeping
Book
0060608134247 (Copy 1)
DeLaplane
First Lessons in Beekeeping
Book
0060608134239 (Copy 2)
Connor
Increase Essentials
Book
0060608134221
Packer
Beekeeping – A Practical Beekeeping Guide to Keeping & Managing Bees Properly
Book
0060608134213
Morse
The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping
Book
0060608134205
Traynor
Two Million Blossoms – Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey
Book
0060608134346
Stiglitz
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping
Book
0060608134320
Stewart
The Beekeeper’s Bible
Book
0060608134353
Conrad
Natural Beekeeping
Book
0060608134361
Flottum
The Backyard Beekeeper
Book
0060608134379
Sammatro
The Beekeeper’s Handbook
Book
0060608134338
Chandler
The Barefoot Beekeeper
Book
0060608134312









Bees – Tales from the Hive
DVD
0060608134155

Organic Beekeeping 101
DVD
0060608134148




American Bee Journal
January 2008 – Volume 148 No. 1
Magazine
0060608134197
American Bee Journal
August 2008 – Volume 148 No. 8
Magazine
0060608134171
American Bee Journal
January 2010 – Volume 150 No. 1
Magazine
0060608134189
American Bee Journal
February 2010 – Volume 150 No. 2
Magazine
0060608134163