The National Bee Journal was founded by N. C. Mitchell of Indianapolis, Indiana, circa 1869.
- Vol. 3, No. 8 April 15, 1872 - listed as a semi-monthly with publishers, Moon & Schofield.
- A subsequent edition (must have been Vol. 3, No. 9) includes A. F. Moon's departure editorial indicating he had been with the Journal only a few, short months, and that Wm. A. Schofield & Co. would continue. Moon would soon be joining another periodical, and could be contacted in Paw Paw, Michigan (p. 246).
- Vol. 3, No. 10 June 1, 1872 - listed as a semi-monthly with publisher, Wm. A. Schofield & Co., and associate editors, L. C. Waite (St. Louis) and A. J. Pope (Indianapolis). N. C. Mitchell submitted a letter, and indicated he would continue to do so; he had apparently been absent in print for some time.
- Vol. 3, No. 16 December 1872 - listed as a monthly with publisher, Schofield, King & Co. (listed as Wm. A. Schofield, Homer A. King, Thomas Atkinson, Edward H. Barber), conducting editors, Homer A. King (New York) and Mrs. Thos. Atkinson (Indianapolis), and associate editors, Ellen S. Tupper (Des Moines), L. C. Waite (St. Louis), and A. J. Pope (Indianapolis).
- Vol. 4, No. 11 November 1873 - listed its origin as Des Moines, Iowa, its editor and proprietor as Mrs. Ellen S. Tupper (Des Moines), and it corresponding editors as L. C. Waite (St. Louis), A. J. Pope (Indianapolis), and Mrs. Thos. Atkinson (Leesburg, Fla.).
- Vol. 4, No. 12 December 1873
- Vol. 5, No. 1 January 1874
- Vol. 5, No. 2 February 1874
- Vol. 5, No. 5 May 1874
- Vol. 5, No. 7 July 1874
- ↑ p. 96, "New Advertisements, and Sundry other Matters". Gleanings in Bee Culture (Medina, OH: A. I. Root & Co) 2 (9). September 1874. https://archive.org/stream/novicesgleanings12medi#page/n219/mode/2up.