Are you interested in sterilizing your used bee hives and equipment? If so, contact the KSBA as soon as possible using the form below. If there is enough interest KSBA will have the autoclave on site at the Fall meeting and Bee School for use free of charge to all attendees. Before starting a new colony the used hive should be sterilized by using an autoclave. The Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Bee Autoclave is available to all Kentucky beekeepers to kill all diseases, mites, beetles and moths.