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RSVP to the Summer Meeting

We left out one very important detail in the KSBA Summer Meeting announcement… Please RSVP to KSBA Secretary, Joe Chang, because space is limited due to the health guidelines. We want to see you from six (6) feet away so please click here to RSVP!

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KSBA Summer Meeting at Perryville Civil War Battlefield

Download Schedule KSBA Summer Meeting 2020 PDF   KSBA Summer Meeting at Perryville Civil War Battlefield   July 25, 2020   Admission: $10 for KSBA Member   $25 for non-KSBA member (includes membership into KSBA)   Please bring your own Bee Veil and other PPE Please RSVP to KSBA Secretary, Joe Chang, 8:00 – 8:45 Registration 9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker: Setting up a honey house – Paul Rice, KY Department of Food Safety (Shelter House) Track 1st Year Beekeeper 2nd Year or Advanced Beekeeper     Location Field 1 (Beehive) Field 2 (Beehive) Presentations (Shelter House) Lab (Civil […]

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Executive Board Meeting Location Change

KSBA Executive Board Meeting Reminder and Location Change On March 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM KSBA will convene the Executive Board Meeting for all Local Association Presidents or designated attendees at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service, 111 Opportunity Way, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 The meeting will not be held at the Comfort Inn as previously scheduled.

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Local Association Presidents Meeting

Local Association Presidents and designated officers are invited to attend the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association special Executive Board meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10:45 AM to 3 PM at the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, 109 Corporate Complex, Frankfort, KY. 10:45 – 11:00 am Check in for President meeting. No New Memberships will be taken at the Door Topics for discussion and voting will include: Call to order Review minutes Jan 4th 2020 Treasure Report and 2020 Budget Business Plan, and income opportunities Vote of Code of Conduct Nominating Committee Report 501 C3 Report The KSBA Board […]

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2020 Spring Meeting at HCBA Bee School

You are invited…  Please RSVP The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the Hardin County Beekeepers will hold the KSBA spring meeting and bee school on March 28, 2020 at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, 600 College St, Elizabethtown, KY Hardin County Beekeepers ask that you RSVP attendance for lunch and refreshments. KSBA Executive Board meeting will be held on Friday, March 27, 6:00 PM at the Comfort Suites, 215 Commerce Drive, Elizabethtown, KY, 42701, US.  Call (270) 360-0088 to book a room…  A representative from each association is encouraged to attend.

Kentucky State Beekeeping Association

Please Take the 2020 KSBA Survey

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association needs your help to ensure programs and services are valuable to your interests in beekeeping.  Your response will guide the future of KSBA and how we accomplish objectives of our mission. We know how much time and effort you put into beekeeping and the challenges being successful.  The survey will only take a few minutes to complete but the results may have a huge impact on how we help the success of your beekeeping operation. Will you please take the 2020 Member Survey? KSBA respects your identity and will not disclose any personally identifiable information except […]

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KSBA Fall Meeting & Bullitt County Bee School

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 […]

Queen and Drone Workshop

Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association will have a queen bee and drone workshop on November 16, 2019 at Kentucky state university Research Farm, 1525 Mills Ln, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA The Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders are dedicated Queen bee breeders who’s mission is to: Improve the genetics of local honey bee queens to a sustainable level, educate local beekeepers in sustainable beekeeping and; help produce colonies that do not need chemical treatments to survive the Varroa, and some brood diseases such as Chalkbrood and sacbrood. Please direct questions to or print and complete the registration form to: Dorothey Morgan 544 […]

Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Bee Autoclave

Sterilize Used Beekeeping Equipment

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.

Certified Kentucky Honey Producers Program

Kentucky Certified Honey

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 […]

2019 Heartland Apicultural Society Conference

Visit today to register for the Heartland Apicultural Society conference, Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. HAS 2019 welcomes speakers from across the country, bringing the latest research as well as practical advice for beekeepers of all skill levels.

KSBA Certified Honey Producers Program Manager Selected

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 […]

2019 Ohio County Beekeepers to Host Bee School

The Ohio County Beekeepers will be hosting a bee school from 9:00am to 4:00 pm CT on March 23, 2019 at the Ohio County Extension Office (1337 Clay Street, Hartford, KY 42347). The cost to attend will be $15 per person or $20 per couple. Lunch will be provided To reserve your spot and pre-pay you can pay through PayPal or send a check to Ohio County Beekeeper, PO Box 547, Hartford, KY 42347. Contact Kristi Willoughby at 270-775-2446,


Hi Everyone, For the past 3 years, I have served as the KSBA webmaster. I have been proud to serve in this role and always worked hard to build the KSBA website into a valuable resource and communication tool. Looking at the website now, it’s hard to believe that the one I inherited was only 3 static pages. The calendar, the news posts, the Buy Local page, and most of the rest of the website didn’t exist. However, as we move into the new year, I have realized that it is time for me to pass my duties as KSBA […]

Funds Available for 2019 Bee Schools from KSBA and KDA

By: Shannon Trimboli As local organizations begin to plan their 2019 Bee Schools, it might be helpful to know that both the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) have funding available to help support upcoming bee schools.   KSBA Funds: KSBA will pay local organizations who host a bee school a set amount per attendee. Contact John Benham, KSBA treasurer, for more details and information about how to receive these funds.   KDA Funds: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) will help sponsor qualifying 2019 Bee Schools, with grants of $100 to $250 available […]

2018 Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin Available Online

By: Shannon Trimboli The 2018 Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin was compiled by the Kentucky Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report contains a monthly climate summary for 2018 and a variety of information about agricultural practices within the state including honey production. The chart on honey production can be found below. The full report can be downloaded at