Types of Honey Bees and their Traits

A link to the W.A.S. news letter – May, 2016


Bob Reiners is our SD State Apiarist and he will provide free hive inspections for those of you who have registered your hives with the State AND you have lost your colony for unknown reasons.  He will try to help determine what went wrong.  His contact information (as well as information for all other states) can be found here – the Apiary Inspectors of America.


In South Dakota, you must register your honey bee hives within 10 days of aquiring your bees.  As of this writing (2011), the registration fee is $12.00 per location.  Follow this link to get a printable ‘Application for Registration and Permanent Location Permit‘.  Here’s a map to the registered apiaries in Pennington County

See ‘Contact/About‘ for links to newspaper articles about local beekeepers

Links to Other Pages on this Site

South Dakota Links of Interest

References & Educational Tutorials

Articles about other beekeepers in our area

Other Organizations/Sites

The following is a list of beekeeping websites (or links to specific pages) that you may find useful.  If you know of any other sites of interest, contact the bee club (or use the Blog link) to let us know of others that should be added.

Government Policies and Programs