Fall 2022 General Membership Meeting

Fall 2022 General Membership Meeting

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association logoKentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association (KQBBA)The Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association, Inc. (KQBBAI) and the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) will hold a joint annual fall meeting Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Kentucky State University Research Farm,1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort.

Electronic voting for next year’s slate of officers is going on until November 12, 2022. KSBA members will be voting for two-year officer terms, per a recently enacted change to the KSBA By-Laws.

At the KSBA meeting, the virtual vote results will be announced. Also, the selected 2022 Beekeeper of the Year, chosen by a panel of past honorees, will be announced and honored.

Morning and afternoon sessions will be interposed with a potluck lunch, for which attendees should register and indicate the dish they will bring. Costco chicken will be provided by the KQBBAI association to all attendees.

Tables will be available to sell or promote your items. While there is no vendor fee, reservations of tables are required. “We will have bee books for sale, as well as digital microscopes, grafting stands, and other queen-related items,” said Dorothey Morgan, KQBBAI president.

Attendees must be members of either organization to attend. Memberships can be activated at the meeting. KQQBAI memberships will last through the end of 2023; KSBA memberships last one year from the signup date.

Since this is one of the first in-person gatherings since the COVID shut-in years, KSBA is looking forward to strong attendance to launch the new officer slate for 2023.

Doors open at 8 a.m. EST and registration continues through 9 a.m. The morning session will feature Dorothey Morgan, Phil Craft, Dr. Tammy Horn Potter, and Dr. Thomas Webster.

Juliana Rangel Associate Professor of ApicultureFollowing the noon potluck will be the KSBA general membership meeting and the featured addresses by Dr. Juliana Rangel Posada of the Texas A&M University Honey Bee Lab.

Dr. Rangel Posada will address the group via Zoom at 1:30 p.m. on the topic of factors that affect the reproductive quality of queens and drones, and at 2:30 p.m. on queen management essentials.

Reserve your attendance and your vendor table request with Dorothey Morgan at lavenderlanefarms@gmail.com
(All times EST)