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Beelines Newsletter December 2020

December 2020 BeeLines Newsletter

The December 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Woodford artisan offers beeswax candle array Bee of good cheer Special gift to BeeLines readers Beekeeper’s novel a warming holiday read Luxurious lotions, hand creams, soaps, balms Holiday honey from Certified Kentucky producers Gifts, supplies at HoneyBear holiday open house Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) KSBA 2020 Beekeeper of Year Purdue: Free virtual lunch-and-learns Dec. 1, 8 Rittschof lab personnel at Eastern Ky. Bee School KADF grant approved for new Green River extracting equipment ‘Queen B’ Beyoncé rules […]

Beelines November 2020

November 2020 BeeLines Newsletter

The November 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) Pollinators’ friend Williams named to KADB KADB-KSU “bee education” grant funds winter instruction Two young Kentuckians win national Bayer honor AGH moving slowly south; nest destroyed in Washington Apiarist conducts vigorous USDA sampling program RECIPE / Honey cream pumpkin pie Distinctive white-eyed drone faces limited choices in life

October 2020 Beelines Newsletter

October 2020 BeeLines

The October 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Ready for Winter? Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Phil Craft to Speak at KSBA Kenneth Eugene Garman, Beekeeping Pioneer Petition to Designate Honey Bee as Invasive Insect Become a Commercial Food Manufacturer Upcoming Educational Events Emergency Assistance for Livestock KDA Pollinator Protection App Dr. Clare Rittschof Honored by Entomological Society of America

August 2020 Beelines Newsletter

BeeLines August 2020

August BeeLines Newsletter The August 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Newest Master Beekeeper in Kentucky 2020 Kentucky State Fair Update Virtual Education Opportunities Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS) New Board Member Texas A&M University Pollen Analysis North American Mite-a-thon Cornell University study of flowers National Black Jar Honey Contest Kentucky pollinator tag Blue Ribbon Beekeeper Award Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee! Honey beer bread Certified Kentucky Honey Producers Program

BeeLines June 2020

June BeeLines Newsletter The June 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: State Fair COVID-19 Proposal Asian giant hornet KSBA Summer Meeting American and European foulbrood Autoclave status Fight impure and foreign honey Honey barbecue sauce KSU queen-rearing classes KDA pesticide inspectors honey bee virus evaluation National Pollinator Week

May 2020 BeeLines Newsletter

BeeLines May 2020

May BeeLines Newsletter The May 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Greater Wax Moth Treatment Working Bees with Injured Back Honey Bread Recipe NASS 2020 Honey Report improve Winter Survival Rates Four-legged Groundskeepers Comment to EPA on Neonics Online Museum Exhibit Tour North American Mite-A-Thon May 30, 2020 KSBA Meeting New KSBA Legislative Aide Pollinator-friendly Bus Shelters

April 2020 BeeLines Newsletter

BeeLines April 2020

The April BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: KSBA Activity Updates Swarm Notes Beltsville Bee Lab State Fair ribbon-winning honey recipe Kentucky pollinator plate Nematode worms bio-control for small hive beetles Indoor overwintering: A step to combat Varroa Calling all Kentucky beekeepers: FREE honey bee virus testing Farm Storage Facility Loans Stay at Home Beekeeping Series Distance Learning

March 2020 BeeLines Newsletter

BeeLines March 2020

The March BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Hi all: Attached is the March 2020 Beelines.  The earliest swarm reported to me as State Apiarist was March 4, 2017, so I use that as a benchmark for the earliest time that hives swarm in KY.  The scout bees were preparing at least two weeks prior to that date.  Kentucky has had a relatively warm winter, with temps in the 60s on some days in Feb., including this weekend.  My point: it would be a good time to check your hives for swarm […]

Beelines Newsletter February 2020

BeeLines February 2020

The February BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Hi all: With unusually warm temps this weekend, you may want to make sure that your hives have honey. If you have to feed, fondant is the better option this time of year. We still have plenty of winter to go. To prevent swarming, you may consider reversing supers (i.e., take the bottom super and place it on the top super) around Valentine’s Day, weather permitting. Another option if you have the extra equipment is to simply add another super with *drawn* foundation. An […]

BEELINES-JANUARY-2020

BeeLines January 2020

The January BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Jan 2, 2020 deadline for Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Berea College 85th affiliate of the Bee Campus USA Natasha Cummins, Dadant and Sons Frankfort Manager Winter Events Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) Workshops Monarch and Pollinator Highway (MPH) Act of 2019 State Fair prize-winning Honey Nut Loaf Havana, Cuba Center for the Study of Apiculture (CIAPI)

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BeeLines December 2019

The December BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: 2020 KSBA Officers 2019 Beekeeper of the Year Winter Events Honey Pecan Slice Cookies Winning Recipe Agricultural Committee Legislators Eastern Apicultural Society Research Grants Bee Informed Partnership Data Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders November Meeting Beekeepers of Indiana Scholarship KSBA Membership Renewal KQBBA queen and drone management workshop And more!

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!

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!

2019 September Beelines Newsletter

BeeLines September 2019

The September BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: 2019 Beekeeper of the Year Nominations American Foulbrood and European Foulbrood 2019 Mite-A-Thon Kentucky State Fair Sue Bee Honey Carrot Cake Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association (KQBBA) September Events And more!

BeeLines August 2019

The August BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: State Fair Honey Booth Guidelines Kentucky State Fair Honey Show August Events Kentucky Honey Testing Laboratory And more!

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Beelines Newsletter

BeeLines July 2019

The July BeeLines newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Kentucky Certified Honey Program Volunteers Needed at Kentucky State Fair Honey Booth Beekeeper Schools, Workshops, and Conferences Hemp Cultivation and Honeybees Beekeeper Magazine Seeking Article Contributors EPA and Neonic Pesticides And more!

BeeLines May 2019

The May 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