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Kentucky Certified Honey Producers Program

KSBA and KCHP Meeting

There will be a meeting of Kentucky Certified Honey Producers on September 14, 2019.  It is open to the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association general membership and all KSBA members are encouraged to attend. Please join us 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the new Hardin County Extension Office, Opportunity Way, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, USA Please add this event to your or FaceBook

BeeLines August 2019

The August BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: State Fair Honey Booth Guidelines Kentucky State Fair Honey Show August Events Kentucky Honey Testing Laboratory And more!

Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

2019 Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Pollinator Protection Plan As Kentucky’s economy continues to evolve, the state is reviving a once-dominant apiculture industry. This document reflects policies to enhance communication among beekeepers, chemical applicators, and land managers and other groups; and to consider increasing habitat with a goal toward responsible economic development as well as providing nutrition and shelter. Since 2015, stakeholders have met in an effort to enhance pollinator health in the Commonwealth by making available best management plans to beekeepers, chemical applicators, and landowners; increasing pollinator habitat; supporting education, extension and outreach; and facilitating communication among all entities that impact […]

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Beelines Newsletter

BeeLines July 2019

The July BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Kentucky Certified Honey Program Volunteers Needed at Kentucky State Fair Honey Booth Beekeeper Schools, Workshops, and Conferences Hemp Cultivation and Honeybees Beekeeper Magazine Seeking Article Contributors EPA and Neonic Pesticides And more!

American Beekeeping Federation

Meet 2019 Honey Queen at Kentucky State Fair

KSBA proudly welcomes the 2019 American Honey Queen! Hannah Sjostrom, the 2019 American Honey Queen, will visit the Kentucky State Fair August 16-20, 2019. Hannah is the 21-year-old daughter of Douglas and Kim Sjostrom of Maiden Rock, WI. She is a third generation beekeeper, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. The American Honey Queen Program is the program of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF).  You can read the full press release from the ABF.

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