Did you know North Dakota is the #1 producer of honey in the United States? In 2012 they sold $64 million worth of honey. Did you know 16 states boast the honeybee as their state insect? What about this, did you know that every state has a local beekeeping association? If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper or you already are a beekeeper, joining a local association can be very helpful. Not only will you be in touch with other beekeepers, you often can get discounts on beekeeping-related items. In Indiana, our association runs a beekeeping school offered a few weekends throughout the year and also members host beekeepers to help around the apiary and learn about beekeeping.

Here’s a list below of all 50 states and their state bee associations/clubs:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, GeorgiaHawaii, Idaho, IllinoisIndiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota,Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming