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The Cornell University Chemical Ecology Core Facility provides a pesticide residue testing and analysis service. The facility can quantify pesticide residues in flowers, leaves, pollen, soil, wax, bees, honey and other substances. Their services are intended for researchers, beekeepers, farmers, government agencies, stakeholder organizations and individuals.

Think your bees are suffering from pests, parasites or disease? Send a sample for diagnosis to the Beltsville Bee Lab. Analyses are free of charge.

Need to find a bee vet in your area? Find one on the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium.

Join a beekeeping club near you

Beekeeping clubs are valuable sources of information for new and experienced beekeepers. Each club in NYS is different, but most offer monthly meetings, mentorship for new beekeepers and workshops. The official statewide beekeeping club for New York is the Empire State Honey Producers Association, and all beekeepers are encouraged to join this club. Many counties also have clubs that provide regional information and allow beekeepers to network and learn from others in their neighborhoods.

Find a club in your county by exploring the table. Clubs are listed in alphabetical order by county.

Bee clubs of New York state



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Albany  Capital Area Beekeepers
AlbanySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
BroomeSouthern Tier Beekeepers
CayugaCayuga County Beekeepers Club
ChautauquaChautauqua Beekeepers Association
ChemungSoaring Capital Beekeepers Association
ClintonChamplain Valley Beekeepers Association
ColumbiaColumbia County Beekeepers Club
DelawareDelaware County Beekeepers Association
DelawareWestern Catskill Mountain Beekeepers of New Yorkcatskillhoneybeegone [at]
DutchessHudson Valley Swarm
DutchessNorthern Dutchess Beekeepers Club
DutchessStony Kill Foundation Beekeepers Association
ErieWestern New York Honey Producers Association
FranklinAkwesasne Community Bee
FultonSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
GreeneCatskill Mountain Beekeepers Club
JeffersonThe North Country Beekeeping SocietyWebsite not known
MonroeRochester Beekeepers
MontgomerySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
Nassau, SuffolkLong Island Beekeepers Association
NE PennsylvaniaSusquehanna Beekeepers Association
New York CityNew York City Beekeepers
New York CityNew York City
NiagaraNiagara County Beekeepers
OneidaMid York Beekeepers Association
OnondagaSyracuse Area Beekeepers Club
OntarioOntario Finger Lakes Beekeeper's Association
OswegoOswego Beekeepers Association
OtsegoLeatherstocking Beekeepers Association
QueensQueens Beekeepers Guild
RensselaerSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
RichmondStaten Island Beekeepers
SaratogaSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
SchenectadySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
SchoharieSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
St. LawrenceLocal Living Venture Bees and Beekeeping Group
StuebenSteuben County Honey Bee Association
TompkinsFinger Lakes Beekeepers Club
UlsterBeekeepers of ShawangunkWebsite not known
UlsterUlster County Beekeepers
WarrenSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
WashingtonSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Association
WayneWayne County Bee Club
WestchesterHudson Valley Natural Beekeepers
WyomingWyoming County Beekeepers Discussion Group
YatesGreater Penn Yan Beekeepers AssociationWebsite not known