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Upcoming Beekeeping Events

Beekeeping Emergency Response Workshop – Postponed

The Bee Emergency Workshop originally scheduled for Oct.17, 2015 is being rescheduled to coincide with the Kelley’s 2016 Field Day next June. Checks will be returned to everyone who registered for the October event.

The workshop is designed for emergency responders to learn the basics about the migratory bee industry, how to effectively control overturned bee truck situations, aggressive bee hives, non-honey bee emergencies, and to buy basic equipment. Having the workshop coincide with the Field Day will also provide a good opportunity for Emergency Responders and Beekeepers to meet and exchange information such as call lists and discuss swarm control plans.

More details about the rescheduled event will be available later.


Accepting Nominations for 2015 KSBA Beekeeper of the Year

Any KSBA member can nominate another outstanding KSBA beekeeper for the award. Nominations will be accepted Sept. 5 through Oct. 20. No late nominations will be accepted.

Nominations must include:
•  Nominee name
•  Nominee contact information;
–  Address
–  Phone Number
–  E-mail address if possible
•  Brief justification (about 10 lines)

Submit nominations by email ( or mail (Joe Taylor, P.O. Box 234, Leitchfield, KY 42755).

A committee of prior KSBA Beekeepers of the Year will review the nominations and vote for the 2015 Beekeeper of the Year. Results will be announced at the Fall KSBA meeting, Dec. 5, 2015.