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Website New and Improved

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association is proud to announce the new and improved secure website. We have refreshed the design and added new features: Secured by TLS – ensures all information you view or provide is secure and protected, including personal private and financial data New website Privacy and Terms and Conditions statements so you know what information is collected and how it’s used More news and announcement options to stay current with KSBA and the beekeeping community Contact KSBA officers and staff No more paper and postage to join KSBA Membership application/renewals is online with secure credit/debit card payment Affiliate […]

Kentucky Certified Honey Producers Program

Kentucky Certified Honey

The Kentucky Certified Honey Program (KCHP) was established by KSBA in an effort to promote the sale of local honey to consumers in Kentucky. We wish to promote the many beekeepers in Kentucky that raise their bees, harvest, process their honey, and sell their honey all within the State of Kentucky. All beekeepers within the State of Kentucky are eligible for certification by making formal application to KSBA and paying the appropriate annual dues. As Certified Honey Producers, beekeepers will have agreed to follow the program guidelines and to apply the certified honey label with a registered trade symbol to the bottles of honey that they sell. For […]

BeeLines May 2019

The April BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KY State Fair Volunteers Needed! 2019 National Colony Loss and Management Survey KY State Fair Bees and Honey Competition KY Queen Bee Breeders Association Grants KSBA Summer Meeting Hands-on Learning at Lake Barkley Bee School Hannah Sjostrom, 2019 Honey Queen at the KY State Fair Texas Roadhouse Partnership with Oldham County Beekeepers Association May 2019 BeeLines Newsletter

Bee Informed Partnership

2018-2019 Colony Loss and Management Survey

Bee Informed Partnership 2018-2019 Colony Loss and Management Survey One of the Bee Informed Partnership’s major focuses is to bring together several disciplines to study ways to keep honey bee colonies healthy. Bee Informed Partnership conducts an annual survey to help all beekeepers and shares the results with the beekeeping community. Last year Kentucky reported 34.7% colony loss with only 112 beekeepers reporting. We need your report! The 2018-2019 Colony Loss and Management Survey is now live and Kentucky State Beekeepers Association encourages beekeepers to participate.  Please take the survey!

Beelines April 2019

The April BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KSBA Certified Honey Producer Program Manager Selection Swarming Season April Beekeeper Education Opportunities Buyer bee-ware Purchasing Nucs High Tech Tools Track Stolen Beehives Honeybee Survival Research BEELINES-APRIL-2019

KSBA Certified Honey Producers Program Manager Selected

KSBA Certified Honey Producers Program Manager Selected The Executive Board of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association received several qualified candidate résumés for the position of Program Manager. After careful review and consideration of all the applications, the KSBA Executive Board has made a selection of Mrs. Sarah Preston for the Project Management position. Sarah will be formally introduced at KSBA’s spring meeting on March 30, 2019 at Hardin County Beekeeper’s Beekeeping School. Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science in Entomology and a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics.  She has been keeping […]

Beelines March 2019

The March BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Kentucky State Beekeeping Association Spring Meeting Hardin County Beekeeping Association Bee School American Foulbrood Bio-Breakthrough Honey Princess at the Bluegrass Beekeeping School March Beekeeping Schools No-cost Pollinator Projects in Madison County Schools 4-H Bee Ambassador Program Open Position for KSBA PRogram Manager/Director for Kentucky Certified Honey Program US Golf Association and Monarchs in the Rough Holman House Honey BeeLines – March 2019 issue

2019 Ohio County Beekeepers to Host Bee School

The Ohio County Beekeepers will be hosting a bee school from 9:00am to 4:00 pm CT on March 23, 2019 at the Ohio County Extension Office (1337 Clay Street, Hartford, KY 42347). The cost to attend will be $15 per person or $20 per couple. Lunch will be provided To reserve your spot and pre-pay you can pay through PayPal or send a check to Ohio County Beekeeper, PO Box 547, Hartford, KY 42347. Contact Kristi Willoughby at 270-775-2446, ohiocountybeekeepers@gmail.com.