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United States Beekeeping Associations

While the primary purpose of beekeepers’ associations is for the education and support of the beekeepers themselves, they can be a great resource for honey lovers. Generally speaking, beekeepers are gregarious and friendly. They love to talk about their work (or hobby), and of course they would be glad to sell their wares. And while some are focused on wholesale quantities, many are happy to sell a jar or two. An association is a great place to get contact information and learn a bit about the honey producers and the local environment. Look for news of events and fairs where beekeepers may be selling their wares. Ask about farmer’s markets and local distributors. Of course if you are interested in learning the art and science of beekeeping, this is a perfect place to start. Here is a list of beekeeper and honey producer associations by state:

National – Regional:
American Beekeeping Federation
American Honey Producers Association
Eastern Apicultural Society
Heartland Apicultural Society
Western Apicultural Society

State:
Alabama – Alabama Beekeeping Association
Alaska – South Central Alaska Beekeepers Association
Arizona – Beekeepers Association of Central Arizona
Arkansas – Arkansas Beekeepers Association
California – California Beekeeping Association
Colorado – Colorado State Beekeepers Association
Connecticut – Connecticut Beekeepers Association
Delaware – Delaware Beekeepers Association
Florida – Florida Beekeepers Association
Georgia – Georgia Beekeepers Association
Hawaii – Hawai’i Beekeepers Association
Idaho – Treasure Valley Beekeepers Association
Illinois – Illinois State Beekeepers Association | Stateline Beekeepers Association
Indiana – Indiana Beekeepers Association
Iowa – Iowa Honey Producers Association | Stateline Beekeepers Association
Kansas – Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association
Kentucky – Kentucky State Beekeepers Association
Louisiana – Louisiana Beekeepers Association
Maine – Maine Beekeepers Association
Maryland – Maryland State Beekeepers Association, Inc.
Massachusetts – Massauchusetts Beekeepers Association | Worcester County Beekeepers Association
Michigan – Michigan Beekeepers’ Association | Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association
Minnesota – Minnesota Honey Producers | Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association
Mississippi – Mississippi Beekeepers Association
Missouri – Missouri State Beekeepers Association
Montana – Department of Agriculture Apiary Program
Nebraska – Nebraska Beekeepers Association
Nevada – Nevada Beekeepers Association – President Rob Slay Email
New Hampshire – New Hampshire Beekeeper’ Association
New Jersey – New Jersey Beekeepers Association
New Mexico – New Mexico Beekeepers AssociationFacebook
New York – Catskill Mountains Beekeepers Club | Empire State Honey Producers Association | Long Island Beekeepers Association | New York City Beekeepers Association | Other New York State Bee Groups
North Carolina – North Carolina State Beekeepers Association
North Dakota – North Dakota Apiary Division
Ohio – Ohio State Beekeepers Association
Oklahoma – Oklahoma State Beekeepers Association
Oregon – Oregon State Beekeepers Association
Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association
Rhode Island – Rhode Island Beekeepers Association
South Carolina – South Carolina Beekeepers Association
South Dakota –
Tennessee – Tennessee Beekeepers Association
Texas – Texas Beekeepers Association
Utah – Utah Beekeepers Association
Vermont – Vermont Beekeepers Association
Virginia – Virginia Beekeepers Association
Washington – Washington State Beekeepers Association
West Virginia – West Virginia Beekeepers Association
Wisconsin – Wisconsin Honey Producers Association | Stateline Beekeepers Association
Wyoming –

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Dadant – 148 year old business in Illinois providing beekeeping supplies. Excellent annual catalog (paper and online).
Jones Bee – 40 year old business in Utah providing beekeeping supplies and bee products.

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