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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 […]

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!

David Shockey

Message from David Shockey, KSBA Treasurer

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 […]

2019 October Beelines Newsletter

BeeLines October 2019

The October BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KSBA Board Meeting and Fall Bee School Kentucky Pollinator Stakeholders Meeting UK hivekeeper, James Harrison 2019 State Fair Honey Booth Report KSBA Fall Financial Update Honey Pecan Baklava Fall/Winter News and Events And more!