Kentucky State Beekeepers Association cannot accept equipment because we represent members from across Kentucky and border states. The logistics necessary to ensure the opportunity to all our members are difficult and complex.

We recommend donors contact one or more local beekeepers associations to donate or offer for sale beekeeping equipment. Please see our Local Association map to locate the nearest local beekeeping association.

Yes! Used equipment can transmit various pathogens to honey bees and their beekeepers.

An example of disease is American Foulbrood,(Paenibacillus larvae). The spores from this bacterial disease may survive for 40 years or more.

Questions About New or Used Equipment