Every KSBA member is eligible to bring and sell honey at the Kentucky State Fair. Beekeepers may check in their honey and/or products to sell at the West Wing honey booth on the following days and times: Sunday, August 15th, from 12:00 p.m. EDT until 3:00 p.m. EDT. (Note: Do not show up early and drop off your honey and/or products without obtaining an inventory slip) Monday, August 16th – Wednesday, August 18th, from 10:00 a.m. EDT until 4:00 p.m. EDT. During the Fair, honey may be checked in daily from 12:00p.m. EDT until 6:00 p.m. EDT. (Note: please check […]
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 […]
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 […]