Links

 

ORDINANCES

Beekeeping ordinances in Dunn County:

Download this PDF file and search for "13.3.4 Honeybees, Keeping of " (applies to R1, R2, R3)

and also "Apiculture" (applies to IA, PA and GA agricultural zones)

Dunn County Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

 

The above link to Ordinances apply to townships that have adopted County Zoning. Check the Planning & Zoning Division page for an up to date listing of townships.

 

New Haven, Sheridan, Wilson (exclusive agriculture), Tiffany, Hay River, Otter Creek, Grant (exclusive agriculture), Sherman, Tainter, Colfax, Lucas (exclusive agriculture), Menomonie, Red Cedar, Weston, Dunn, Peru & Stanton.

 

Other municipalities:

City of Eau Claire

Eau Claire County

Chippewa County is not very specific to beekeeping but under Sec 70-8 Definitions (44) “Farms” it talks about bees etc.

City of Altoona

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Dunn County UW-Extension

Wisconsin Honey Producers Assoc.

American Beekeeping Federation

National Honey Board

 

PUBLICATIONS

“A Practical Manual of Beekeeping” by David Cramp (329 page book in PDF form,) provided by the United Diversity Coop

University of Minnesota "Free-bee" information

U of MN The Bee Lab

Warre´ "Beekeeping For All"

 

BEAR FENCING

Electric Fencing for Bears from bearsmart.com. Long article and not specifically for beehives

Electric Fencing for Beehives from U of Michigan Short article with different fencing spacing

 

WINTER PREPARATIONS

Wrapping Honey Bee Colony for a Northern Winter

Wrapping Honey Bee Colony for a Northern Winter with Tar Paper

 

PEST CONTROL

How to identify honey bee colony dead-outs because of high varroa levels

Powder sugar roll for Varroa mites

Practical sampling plans for Varroa mites

Making a Plan for the Varroa mite by Michigan State University Beekeeping

DATCP Pest and Disease Management of Honey Bees

Pest Control Treatments approved by the State of Wisconsin

"Scientific Beekeeping" Varroa Mite control

"Scientific Beekeeping" Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Mites

 

MISCELLANEOUS

American Honey Queen Program

Wisconsin Rules for selling honey

Warre´ (The People's Hive) hive plans, from the book "Beekeeping For All"

A new honey bee infection transmitted by Varroa mites? YouTube video by Jim Burritt UW Stout

Natural Recourses Conservation Services (NRCS) publications for pollinators and Prairie Establishment Methods

 

BEES IN THE NEWS:

WEAU TV 13 interview on the February 2017 beekeeping workshop

Learn all about raising honeybees in The Dunn County News

White House Honey

“Sepsis and Hemocyte Loss in Honey Bees” research by James B. Burritt, UW Stout Biology Professor

A new honey bee infection transmitted by Varroa mites? by Jim Burritt, University of Wisconsin-Stout, may be viewed on YouTube.

 

CATCH THE BUZZ – WRIGHT – PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE IS THE FIRS MILITARY INSTALLATION NATIONWIDE TO BE DELARED A “BEE CITY USA” in Bee Culture magazine

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