Yearly Archives: 2019

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Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Minutes for KSBA Board Meeting on December 23, 2019

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) December 23, 2019 Minutes Special Meeting Attendance: 9 (1 conference call) Tammy Potter, KDA Apiarist (non-voting) Sarah Preston, Program Manager (non-voting) Mike Mabry, KSBA President Joel Gonia Joe Chang Joe Taylor David Shockey Rick LeMarr Jake Osbourne (called in) Association President, Mike Mabry, called the meeting to order at 10:07am. Agenda Fall Elections – last election received written protest on not using by-laws to elect officials Education Subsidy – discuss KSBA subsidy for bee school Code of Conduct – discussion and recommendation for draft Old Business: None New Business: Small honey bear bottles (Sheehan – […]


BeeLines January 2020

The January BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Jan 2, 2020 deadline for Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Berea College 85th affiliate of the Bee Campus USA Natasha Cummins, Dadant and Sons Frankfort Manager Winter Events Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) Workshops Monarch and Pollinator Highway (MPH) Act of 2019 State Fair prize-winning Honey Nut Loaf Havana, Cuba Center for the Study of Apiculture (CIAPI)

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BeeLines December 2019

The December BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: 2020 KSBA Officers 2019 Beekeeper of the Year Winter Events Honey Pecan Slice Cookies Winning Recipe Agricultural Committee Legislators Eastern Apicultural Society Research Grants Bee Informed Partnership Data Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders November Meeting Beekeepers of Indiana Scholarship KSBA Membership Renewal KQBBA queen and drone management workshop And more!

Certified Kentucky Honey Producers

Message from Certified Honey Manager

As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to thank you for all your support to the Certified Kentucky Honey Producers. It is also time to renew your membership if you have not already done so. 2019 has been a productive year for the program. We have enrolled 108 producers (representing 51 counties), 1,690 hives and accounted for 32,775 lbs. of honey for the 2018 year. Additionally, the KSBA Board has reached over 2000 beekeepers through Bee Club meetings (52, some multiple times) and Bee schools (13). The state fair was a great success yielding total sales of $39,896 […]

Kentucky General Assembly Legislative Research Commission

Need Legislative Agent for Beekeepers

The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association is in need of a volunteer to act as Legislative Agent for the association. The agent monitors any actions pending in the Kentucky General Assembly that could impact beekeepers and keeps the KSBA informed. On occasions, the agent may contact legislators to seek legislative action or insure that legislators are aware of how pending matters may affect beekeepers. There are websites and informational tracking tools that assist the agent in awareness of these matters. The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Legislative Agent is required to register with the Legislative Research Commission (a simple matter) and to […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Minutes of KSBA Fall Meeting on November 9, 2019

KSBA Fall Meeting At Bullitt Central High School November 9, 2019 Upcoming KSBA Events: March 28, 2020 – Spring Meeting with the Hardin County Beekeepers, Elizabethtown, KY Keynote Speaker: Jay Evans, Research Leader of the USDA Bee Research Lab. The lab conducts research to improve the health of honey bee colonies and help the beekeeping industry maintain an adequate healthy supply of bees for the pollination of crops. Summer of 2020 – Meeting in Eastern Kentucky, date and location to be announced September 19, 2020 – Fall Meeting with Green Valley Beekeepers Association and the KY Honey Exposition in Owensboro, […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Executive Meeting Notes November 8, 2019

KSBA Executive Meeting November 8, 2019 – 6:00pm Representatives present from KSBA member associations: Capital City Kentuckiana Hardin Bullitt KY Backyard Nelson Ft. Harrod Ohio Barren Grayson Allen Audubon Green Valley Bluegrass Pennyrile Bell (see attached list for attendance and associated bee club). The meeting had a quorum. Bee School Grant money Supplying $3/person (both KSBA members and non-members) for all bee schools in the state is not sustainable for the KSBA. Discussion revolved around the following considerations: Should the $3.00 be to help get schools established? $3/person but only for KSBA member? Show the cost benefit § get money back […]

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

KSBA Fall Meeting & Bullitt County Bee School

You are invited… The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the Bullitt County Beekeepers will hold the KSBA fall meeting and bee school on November 9, 2019 at the Bullitt County High School, 1330 Ky-44 Shepherdsville, Ky 40165 Also, KSBA Executive Board Meeting will be held on Friday, November 8, 6:00pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 365 Brenton Way Hillview, Ky 40165.  Call (502)-955-4984 to book a room…  A representative from each association is encouraged to attend. KSU will have the Autoclave at the bee school! 7:30 – 8:30 Registration 8:30 – 9:00 Welcome 9:00- 9:45 Leslie Cobb: Ky Dept. of […]

November 2019 BeeLines

BeeLines November 2019

The November BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KSU autoclave at KSBA fall meeting KSBA fall meeting agenda Winter hive prep checklist Honey apple pie USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) risk management program Fall/winter events calendar Henderson pollinator group KDA-KFW pollinator protector group at Roundstone Seed “The Pollinators” Award-winning documentary Fumagillin returned to market KQBBA queen and drone management workshop And more!

Queen and Drone Workshop

Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association will have a queen bee and drone workshop on November 16, 2019 at Kentucky state university Research Farm, 1525 Mills Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA The Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders are dedicated Queen bee breeders who’s mission is to: Improve the genetics of local honey bee queens to a sustainable level, educate local beekeepers in sustainable beekeeping and; help produce colonies that do not need chemical treatments to survive the Varroa, and some brood diseases such as Chalkbrood and sacbrood. Please direct questions to or print and complete the registration form to: Dorothey Morgan 544 […]