Bee Schools and Related Events

bees on combThroughout the year, beekeeping organizations from across the state host one-day bee schools, workshops, and field days. These events are designed to help beekeepers of all experience levels and those thinking about becoming beekeepers learn more about beekeeping. They are also a great place to meet other local beekeepers.

Many Kentucky beekeepers regularly attend events in neighboring states because they live near the state line. (Kentucky is bordered by seven different states; only Missouri and Tennessee have more neighboring states (8) than we do.) We are therefore happy to share events happening in our neighboring states that Kentucky beekeepers might be interested in attending.

Below is a list of bee schools and other beekeeping events that are coming up in 2018. Kentucky beekeeping events are found at the beginning of the list and are organized by county so you can easily find the ones closest to you. All out-of-state beekeeping events can be found at the end of the list and are organized by state. Please watch the beekeeping workshops section of our news posts and the calendar for more information about the various bee schools, workshops, and field days. You can also subscribe to receive our news posts through email.

Events go on the calendar soon after the information is received. All beekeeping workshops on the calendar are in green. News posts about the event are typically sent out approximately a month from the event or registration deadline simply so people don’t forget about it by the time the event occurs.

If you know of additional events that should be listed, please contact the webmaster.


2018 Beekeeping Workshops & Events

Allen County

  • Feb. 03, 2018: South Central KY Bee School

Boone County

  • Feb. 17, 2018: Introduction to Beekeeping
  • March 10, 2018: Beyond Beginning Beekeeping

Boyd County

  • Jan. 13, 2018: Beginning Beekeeping (Part 1)

Bullitt County

  • Nov. 3, 2018: KSBA Fall Meeting

Clark County

  • Feb. 24, 2018: Eastern Bluegrass Extension Bee School

Franklin County

  • March 10, 2018: Bluegrass Beekeepers School

Graves County

  • April 5, 6, 7, 2018: Kent Williams Bee School

Grayson County

  • Jan. 6, 2018: Beekeeping 101
  • Jan. 20, 2018: Beekeeping 201
  • Feb. 3, 2018 Beekeeping 101
  • Feb. 17, 2018: Beekeeping 201
  • March 3, 2018: Beekeeping 101
  • March 17, 2018: Beekeeping 201
  • June 2, 2018: Kelley Beekeeping’s Annual Field Day

Greenup County

  • Jan. 20, 2018: Greenup County Beginning Beekeeper School

Hardin County

  • April 28, 2018: Hardin County Beekeeping Seminar & School

Henderson County

  • March 3, 2018: Audubon Beekeepers Bee School

Kenton County

  • May 19, 2018: Schoolhouse Bees Queen Management Workshop

Mason County

  • Feb. 24, 2018: Northeastern Kentucky Beekeeping School

McCreary County

  • Feb. 10, 2018: South East Kentucky Bee School
  • March 31, 2018: Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting

Mercer County

  • Feb. 17, 2018: Introduction to Beekeeping
  • May 19, 2018: Intermediate Beekeeping

Ohio County

  • April 14, 2018: Ohio County Beekeepers, Inc. Beekeepers School

Perry County

  • Jan. 20, 2018: Eastern KY Winter Bee School

Pulaski County

  • April 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018: Kentucky Queen Bee Breeders Association Insemination Festival (Invitation Only)
  • May 18 and 19, 2018: Queen Grafting Class

Warren County

  • September 22-23, 2018: Natural Beekeeping Workshop

Washington County

  • March 24, 2018: Intermediate and Beginning Beekeeping



  • July 11-13, 2018: Heartland Apiculture Society Conference (St. Louis)


  • April 20-21, 2018: Honey Convention (Tazewell)


  • August 13-17, 2018: Eastern Apicultural Society Conference (Hampton)

West Virginia:

  • March 23-24, 2018: West Virginia Beekeepers Association Spring Conference (Beckley)