The Northern Bee Network is an organization designed to support beekeepers in the Northern States by promoting collaboration between beekeepers and by providing resources for more sustainable beekeeping.

Our Objectives

  • Improve our stock of locally adapted northern bees
  • Provide an interface to connect Northern beekeepers
  • Provide resources for sustainable apiary expansion
  • Increase access to local bees



Photo by David Brenner

What we do

Provide tools for finding local bees and beekeepers in your area

    • Host a directory of beekeepers selling nucs and queens
    • Host a directory of willing mentors

Increase the availability of local bees

    • Educate beekeepers with survivor bees to make nucs for local sale
    • Provide free postings and websites for beekeepers selling local bees

Improve the genetic diversity and the strength of our stock

    • Facilitate a queen/drone exchange to promote genetic diversity
    • Facilitate bulk purchases of queens to strengthen desired traits

Increase overwintering success through education

    • Links to northern specific resources
    • Listings of local educational opportunities
    • Nuc and queen raising clinics

Support for local clubs

    • Provide a free website for clubs to list their information and events