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Upcoming Beekeeping Events

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting – Sept. 12

The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Summer meeting will be held Saturday, September 12 at the Rockcastle County Cooperative Extension Office located at 1050 West Main St. Mount Vernon, KY 40456-2505.

Registration will begin at 8:30am EDT and the meeting will start around 9:20am. Guest speakers will be former Kentucky State Apiarist and Bee Culture columnist Phil Craft, KSU professor and honey bee expert Dr Tom Webster and commercial beekeeper Rick Sutton. Following the presentations we will have a question and answer period with our guest speakers answering your beekeeping questions.

Door prizes will be given and we will adjourn around 3:30 – 4:00pm EDT. All beekeepers are invited to attend.

 

Beekeeping Emergency Response Workshop – Oct. 17

Announcement & registration for upcoming Beekeeping Emergency Response Workshop. To be held on October 17, 2015, from 8:30am – 4:00pm, at the KY State University Agriculture farm on Mills Lane outside Frankfort. (South of Frankfort, off U.S. 127 – directions below).

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There will be a $50 registration fee, Bee Emergency registration form.

This workshop is designed for emergency responders to have an opportunity to learn basics about the migratory bee industry, how to effectively control overturned bee truck situations, aggressive bee hives, non-honey bee emergencies and buy basic equipment.

Beekeepers are welcome to attend as well…after all, beekeepers tend to be called in emergency situations.

This workshop will be a good opportunity for Emergency Responders and Beekeepers to meet and exchange information such as call lists and discuss swarm control plans.

Directions to KSU farm
From Frankfort, travel south on Rt. 127. Cross I-64, then turn left (east) at an intersection with a Chevron gas station, a traffic light, and a “Kentucky State University Research Farm” sign. Follow Mills Lane east for 1.5 miles. The farm is on the right, marked with a green and yellow sign. Click here for an interactive map.