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Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society

2021 Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting

Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual) Mark your calendars, spread the word! All are welcome! Theme:  “Conservation of Pollinator Species”   REGISTRATION COST: $35 for professionals, $10 for students (KY TWS Chapter 2021 membership dues is included in your registration fee*) *If you have paid your 2021 dues through the TWS parent organization, you may deduct $10 professional/$5 student from your conference registration dues.  KY TWS will verify your membership with the National roster. You must register through this online link.  Checks and credit cards are acceptable methods of payment. Registration Link:  2021 KYCTWS Annual Conference Registration The […]

Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development

Marketing Considerations for Kentucky Beekeepers

Are you needing help market your honey or other farm products? Check out these great tips from Olivia at the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD). This group is a wonderful resource for Agricultural Business Education. Reach out to them today at ovogel@kcard.info Businesses have adapted to selling their product in new ways in 2020 due to COVID-19. Markets such as festivals or the KY State Fair were cancelled and as a result you need find to new buyers to sell your honey inventory. It may seem like more work now, but look at it as an opportunity […]

Honey Bee Health Collective

Bee Health Collective by Project Apis m. and National Honey Board

The Bee Health Collective is a new information resource supporting honey bee health. It was founded by Project Apis m. and the National Honey Board as a collaboration to share information about honey bee health. The website features a database search of honey bee research projects, useful data about the four p’s of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and a new bulletin board for honey bee-related opportunities.

Neil Hunt 2020 Kentucky State Beekeeper of the Year

2020 Beekeeper of the Year

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 […]