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.


Photo by David Brenner

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


What we do

Provide tools for finding local bees and beekeepers in your area

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

Support for local clubs