RESOURCES

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

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 Bealy
Inspecting:
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



Jon Polcyn-Lone Oak Apiary of Montello, Wi.

TYPE: Open mated VSH Italian, VSH Carniolan

AVAILABILITY: June thru August


Telephone: 920-229-3046



Sweet Mountain Farm on Washington Island

TYPE: Local Russian Nucleus Colonies and Queens
AVAILABILITY: check website for availability
Website: www.sweetmountainfarm.com
Telephone: 920-847-2337 (email preferred)

Fred Ransome-Flying Squirrel Apiary of Princeton, Wi.
TYPE: Open mated USDA Russian and Purdue Ankle Biters
AVAILABILITY: June thru August
TELEPHONE: 920-229-2204

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 club librarian, Andy Kruger, will continue to buy new books.  Please notify her of any titles you think the club should purchase.  The club has allocated $200 for this year's purchases.  


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