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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)