BeeLines Newsletter

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BeeLines May 2019

The April BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KY State Fair Volunteers Needed! 2019 National Colony Loss and Management Survey KY State Fair Bees and Honey Competition KY Queen Bee Breeders Association Grants KSBA Summer Meeting Hands-on Learning at Lake Barkley Bee School Hannah Sjostrom, 2019 Honey Queen at the KY State Fair Texas Roadhouse Partnership with Oldham County Beekeepers Association May 2019 BeeLines Newsletter

Beelines April 2019

The April BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KSBA Certified Honey Producer Program Manager Selection Swarming Season April Beekeeper Education Opportunities Buyer bee-ware Purchasing Nucs High Tech Tools Track Stolen Beehives Honeybee Survival Research BEELINES-APRIL-2019

Beelines March 2019

The March BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Kentucky State Beekeeping Association Spring Meeting Hardin County Beekeeping Association Bee School American Foulbrood Bio-Breakthrough Honey Princess at the Bluegrass Beekeeping School March Beekeeping Schools No-cost Pollinator Projects in Madison County Schools 4-H Bee Ambassador Program Open Position for KSBA PRogram Manager/Director for Kentucky Certified Honey Program US Golf Association and Monarchs in the Rough Holman House Honey BeeLines – March 2019 issue

Beelines February 2019

The February BeeLines newsletter published by Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB) project grants Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation (KAFC) farm financing Farm Service Agency (FSA) Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) colony reporting deadline Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) Certified Honey Program Manager/Director open job position Beekeeper Education opportunities in February New resources from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Honey Bee Health Coalition New teaching guide, Kids and Bees Handbook Advances in genetics of the Small Hive Beetle

Dec. 2018 BeeLines is online

The December edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about Mann Lake, Kelleys, and Brushy Mountain, the KSBA Beekeepers of the Year and 2019 KSBA Officers, free honey label reviews, upcoming educational events, the State Apiarist’s schedule, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage (back to Feb. 2015).  

Nov. 2018 BeeLines is online

The November edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about the results of the 2017-2018 USDA Honey Bee Health Survey in Kentucky, the State Apiarist’s schedule, funding opportunities for bee schools and implementing educational curriculum, insurance, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage (back to Feb. 2015).

Oct. 2018 BeeLines is online

The October edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about changes to the proposed FDA “added sugar” labeling requirement, the State Apiarist’s schedule, stories about two of the State Fair winners, upcoming deadlines for beekeeper protection programs, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage (back to Feb. 2015).  

Sept. 2018 BeeLines is online

The September edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about September being proclaimed as Kentucky Honey Month, highlights of the State Fair, the State Apiarist’s schedule, our newest Master Beekeeper, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage (back to Feb. 2015).

August 2018 BeeLines is online

The August edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about the State Fair, the new Certified Kentucky Honey label, HAS and more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage  (back to Feb. 2015).