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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