Restoring lost bee- and bee-research-related resources from the Web


This topic is about collecting and reporting about web content related to beekeeping and academic research which has unfortunately vanished from the web and its effort to restore it.

OSBH Forum

Update: It’s back again:

This is for the records.

Mirror of

After was going south, we tried to restore the valuable content from the Internet Archive and republished it at



The OSBH Forum on went dead around summer 2016. Shortly after, was born. As this lacked many good articles, we tried to restore the forum from the Internet Archive (see above).


We just recognized isn’t available anymore, but seems to be back again, maybe even containing the valuable content we have been trying to restore the other day? Enjoy!

Cheers to @Tristan_OSBH and @Aaron, happy to see the original OSBH forum is coming back to the community!

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Mirror of

There’s also which went down.
We saved it to

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Mirror of

Unfortunately, also went down recently in August 2018.
We are currently in the process of restoring it from the Internet Archive again.

Glad to see it’s still here:, it just lacks the entrypoint from
Note there is also:

Loss of

Unfortunately, this invaluable site published by Prof. Dr. Randolf Menzel, Uwe Greggers and their team of the Neurobiology department at the Institute of Biology of the Free University of Berlin went down recently, probably about the time when their building was decommissioned in 2019.


Loss of (partly)

Unfortunately, this great site published by a group of enthusiasts was overhauled somewhere around August 2020 and some pieces got lost on this way.

The page About Us | Beesource Beekeeping Forums says:

So, while the content of the discussion forum was saved, all of the original non-forum content apparently didn’t make it through the transition.


We have been able to restore

The content is now available at:

Besides HTML page umbrellas, the real content is located at:

Unfortunately, the mirroring process did not catch the .flv videos published on the site, so they are probably lost forever.

:fast_forward: Note: If someone still has access or another copy of those resources, we will be happy to hear back from you in order to complete the archive. cc @BenB

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This is a slightly related post about the infrastructure other people – including those running the Internet Archive – are using for keeping a record of what our society produced since the advent of the Internet. This is about the de facto Library of Alexandria - Wikipedia of our ages.

The Webrecorder Project

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