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 […]
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 […]
A message from David Shockey: Several weeks ago, I submitted my resignation to the KSBA Executive Board for family and health related reasons. I had given the Board notice earlier in the spring that I had to slow down and back off my level of commitment. I’m also selling off half of my 30+ beehives and have given notice to the Hardin County Beekeepers that I will be stepping down as their president. Over the past year or so, I have come to realize that I am 74 and its time to slow down. I would not have made it […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
KSBA Certified Honey Producers Program Manager Selected The Executive Board of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association received several qualified candidate résumés for the position of Program Manager. After careful review and consideration of all the applications, the KSBA Executive Board has made a selection of Mrs. Sarah Preston for the Project Management position. Sarah will be formally introduced at KSBA’s spring meeting on March 30, 2019 at Hardin County Beekeeper’s Beekeeping School. Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science in Entomology and a graduate certificate in Applied Statistics. She has been keeping […]