More resources

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

County

Association

Website or Facebook Page

Albany  Capital Area Beekeepershttp://www.cab.wildapricot.org
AlbanySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
BroomeSouthern Tier Beekeepershttps://www.southerntierbeekeepers.org
CayugaCayuga County Beekeepers Clubhttps://www.facebook.com/john.simons2111
ChautauquaChautauqua Beekeepers Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/113163875394079/
ChemungSoaring Capital Beekeepers Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/SoaringCapitalBeekeepers/
ClintonChamplain Valley Beekeepers Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/ChamplainValleyBeeAssociation/
ColumbiaColumbia County Beekeepers Clubhttp://www.ccnybees.org
DelawareDelaware County Beekeepers Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064470921754
DelawareWestern Catskill Mountain Beekeepers of New Yorkcatskillhoneybeegone [at] gmail.com
DutchessHudson Valley Swarmhttps://www.facebook.com/Hudson-Valley-Swarm-764197400381977/
DutchessNorthern Dutchess Beekeepers Clubhttps://www.northerndutchessbees.org/
DutchessStony Kill Foundation Beekeepers Associationhttps://stonykill.org/programs/beekeepers
ErieWestern New York Honey Producers Associationhttps://wnyhpa.org/wp/
FranklinAkwesasne Community Bee Groupwww.facebook.com/environmentbees
FultonSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
GreeneCatskill Mountain Beekeepers Clubhttp://www.catskillbees.org
JeffersonThe North Country Beekeeping SocietyWebsite not known
MonroeRochester Beekeepershttps://www.rochesterbeekeepers.com/
MontgomerySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
Nassau, SuffolkLong Island Beekeepers Associationhttps://longislandbeekeepers.org/
NE PennsylvaniaSusquehanna Beekeepers Associationhttp://www.susquehannabeekeeping.com/
New York CityNew York City Beekeepers Associationwww.bees.nyc
New York CityNew York City Beekeepingwww.meetup.com/nyc-beekeeping/
NiagaraNiagara County Beekeepers Associationwww.niagarabeekeepersclub.com
OneidaMid York Beekeepers Associationhttps://midyorkbeekeepers.weebly.com/
OnondagaSyracuse Area Beekeepers Clubhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/syracuseareabeekeepersclub
OntarioOntario Finger Lakes Beekeeper's Associationhttps://www.ontariocountybeekeepers.org/
OswegoOswego Beekeepers Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/OswegoCountyBeekeepers
OtsegoLeatherstocking Beekeepers Associationhttps://leatherstockingbeekeepers.com/
QueensQueens Beekeepers Guildhttps://www.facebook.com/QueensBeekeepersGuild/
RensselaerSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
RichmondStaten Island Beekeepershttps://www.facebook.com/groups/statenislandbeekeepers
SaratogaSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
SchenectadySouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
SchoharieSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
St. LawrenceLocal Living Venture Bees and Beekeeping Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/Local-Living-Venture-173368836038454/
StuebenSteuben County Honey Bee Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/Steuben-County-Honey-Bee-Association-100126511722520/
TompkinsFinger Lakes Beekeepers Clubhttp://flbeeclub.com/
UlsterBeekeepers of ShawangunkWebsite not known
UlsterUlster County Beekeepers Associationulsterbees.org
WarrenSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
WashingtonSouthern Adirondack Beekeepers Associationhttps://sababees.org/
WayneWayne County Bee Clubhttp://www.waynecountynybeeclub.com/
WestchesterHudson Valley Natural Beekeepershttp://hudson-valley-natural-beekeepers.com/
WyomingWyoming County Beekeepers Discussion Grouphttp://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/program-areas/honey-beekeeping
YatesGreater Penn Yan Beekeepers AssociationWebsite not known