The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) will hold its fall meeting on Nov. 4 at the Christian County Cooperative Extension Office, 2850 Pembroke Road, Hopkinsville, 42240. All members are invited to attend.
Dr. Jen O’Keefe, Morehead State University, will be the keynote speaker. Her presentation will be about honey analysis and is titled “Honey Typing: How does it work, and what are our bees eating?”
Attendees will also be able to participate in a black jar honey contest judged by Tana Peers. Participants are asked to bring a jar of their honey, painted black with no identifiers whatsoever. The jar can be very small – a baby jar or two-ounce jar is fine. The black jar requirement ensures the honey will be judged without bias.
Other activities at the fall meeting will include announcing the 2017 Kentucky Beekeeper
of the Year and electing KSBA officers for 2018. Nominations for the 2017 Kentucky Beekeeper of the Year remain open until Oct. 15. See the previous post for information on the nomination process.
Comfort Suites in Hopkinsville (Comfort Suites, 210 Harvey Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240) has made a block of rooms available at a discounted rate of $79 plus tax if booked by Oct. 27. The rooms would be available beginning Friday, Nov. 3. When booking, specify you are with the KSBA group to receive the discount. You can contact Comfort Suites at (270) 985-1101, extension 0.