2021 Beekeeping Educational Series The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA), through funding from Kentucky State University, is proud to host Intermediate Beekeeping classes with Phil Craft. This educational series will consist of eight live virtual classes, plus a question and answer session, covering a number of topics directed at assisting beekeepers to better manage their honey bee colonies. Sessions will be streamed at 7 PM on various Tuesday evenings throughout 2021. KSBA membership is a prerequisite to take part in all KSBA educational events, but at $15 per year this cost is a bargain. Kentucky residency is not required to […]
Revision to KSBA Bylaws March 22, 2021 NOTICE The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Board of Directors has approved a proposed change to the by-laws to be voted on at the next General Membership meeting. The meeting date and location will be announced. SUMMARY Revise Article III Section 3.01 Members to change membership period from calendar year to member anniversary date. RATIONAL FOR CHANGE Benefits KSBA members by enabling them to receive a full year of membership regardless of when each individual starts their membership. In the current bylaws, a person who starts membership on August 1 receives membership for only […]
KSBA is accepting nominations for President-elect. Any KSBA member may nominate an individual for consideration. Nominees must be a KSBA member in good standing. Nominations will be accepted until April 10, 2021. The President-elect shall attend all meetings, and assist the President, and in the case of the President’s absence or other emergency, assume the role of President until the expiration of such contingency. The President-elect shall act as manager of the Honey Booth(s) at the Kentucky State Fair. The office of President-elect is a progressive office. He or she shall be the President at the end of his term […]
Upcoming Amendment to the Varroacide, Oxalic Acid Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, MD has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the EPA tolerance exemption for API-Bioxal™. This is very good news in the fight against mite, Varroa destructor! A registered pesticide label change is coming… Stay tuned to KSBA for the latest news and announcements.
2020 Kentucky Beekeeper of the Year The KSBA committee of 19 previous Beekeepers of the Year selects Neil Hunt as 2020 Kentucky Beekeeper of the Year. Neil is President of Pike County Beekeepers Association. During his tenure as President the membership grew from 32 to over 100 members and one of the largest associations in the state. As a volunteer, he regularly teaches beekeeping in local schools and mentors 4-H beekeepers and many other local beekeepers. Neil established the demonstration bee yard and started a queen rearing class at the Pike County Extension Office with participants from Kentucky, Tennessee, and […]