Our beekeeping resources

Resources from outside the lab

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.

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Honey bee questions?

For most inquiries, please email us at dycelab [at] cornell.edu (dycelab[at]cornell[dot]edu). Your message will be directed to members of our team, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you prefer to call, please leave a message at (607) 319-0752.

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

County

Association

Website or Facebook Page

Albany  

Capital Area Beekeepers

https://cab.wildapricot.org

Albany

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Broome

Southern Tier Beekeepers

https://www.southerntierbeekeepers.org

Cayuga

Cayuga County Beekeepers Club

https://www.facebook.com/john.simons2111

Chautauqua

Chautauqua Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/groups/113163875394079/

Chemung

Soaring Capital Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/SoaringCapitalBeekeepers/

Clinton

Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainValleyBeeAssociation/

Columbia

Columbia County Beekeepers Club

http://www.ccnybees.org

Delaware

Delaware County Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064470921754

Delaware

Western Catskill Mountain Beekeepers of New York

catskillhoneybeegone [at] gmail.com

Dutchess

Hudson Valley Swarm

https://www.facebook.com/Hudson-Valley-Swarm-764197400381977/

Dutchess

Northern Dutchess Beekeepers Club

https://www.northerndutchessbees.org/

Dutchess

Stony Kill Foundation Beekeepers Association

https://stonykill.org/programs/beekeepers

Erie

Western New York Honey Producers Association

https://wnyhpa.org/wp/

Franklin

Akwesasne Community Bee Group

www.facebook.com/environmentbees

Fulton

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Greene

Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club

http://www.catskillbees.org

Jefferson

The North Country Beekeeping Society

Website not known

Monroe

Rochester Beekeepers

https://www.rochesterbeekeepers.com/

Montgomery

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Nassau, Suffolk

Long Island Beekeepers Association

https://longislandbeekeepers.org/

NE Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Beekeepers Association

http://www.susquehannabeekeeping.com/

New York City

New York City Beekeepers Association

www.bees.nyc

New York City

New York City Beekeeping

www.meetup.com/nyc-beekeeping/

Niagara

Niagara County Beekeepers Association

www.niagarabeekeepersclub.com

Oneida

Mid York Beekeepers Association

https://midyorkbeekeepers.weebly.com/

Onondaga

Syracuse Area Beekeepers Club

https://www.facebook.com/groups/syracuseareabeekeepersclub

Ontario

Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeeper's Association

https://www.ontariocountybeekeepers.org/

Oswego

Oswego Beekeepers Association

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OswegoCountyBeekeepers

Otsego

Leatherstocking Beekeepers Association

https://leatherstockingbeekeepers.com/

Queens

Queens Beekeepers Guild

https://www.facebook.com/QueensBeekeepersGuild/

Rensselaer

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Richmond

Staten Island Beekeepers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/statenislandbeekeepers

Saratoga

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Schenectady

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Schoharie

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

St. Lawrence

Local Living Venture Bees and Beekeeping Group

https://www.facebook.com/Local-Living-Venture-173368836038454/

Stueben

Steuben County Honey Bee Association

https://www.facebook.com/Steuben-County-Honey-Bee-Association-100126511722520/

Tompkins

Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club

http://flbeeclub.com/

Ulster

Beekeepers of Shawangunk

Website not known

Ulster

Ulster County Beekeepers Association

ulsterbees.org

Warren

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Washington

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association

https://sababees.org/

Wayne

Wayne County Bee Club

http://www.waynecountynybeeclub.com/

Westchester

Hudson Valley Natural Beekeepers

http://hudson-valley-natural-beekeepers.com/

Wyoming

Wyoming County Beekeepers Discussion Group

http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/program-areas/honey-beekeeping

Yates

Greater Penn Yan Beekeepers Association

Website not known