Awards and Contests


Grant Opportunity for Educational Beehives – Oct. 15 Deadline

By: Shannon Trimboli I just found out that the Whole Kids foundation in partnership with the Bee Cause Project is accepting grant applications to support an educational hive for a K-12 school or non-profit organization. The application deadline is October 15, 2018. An optional informational webinar about the grant will […]


Honey Bee Grant Program Taking Applications

By: The Honey Bee Grant program The Honey Bee Grant program allows for a K-12 school or non-profit organization to receive support for an educational honey bee hive. We offer three grant options: Monetary grant of $1,500 to support the success of a honey bee hive educational program. Observation hive: […]


Call for 2017 KSBA Beekeeper of the Year Nominations

By: Joe Taylor Greetings Fellow KSBA members. It is time to nominate some of our outstanding members for KSBA Beekeeper of the year. For 2017, the nomination period will be September 1st thru October 15th. Please absolutely no late nominations can be accepted. The official voting will be done by […]


2016 KSBA Beekeeper of the Year Announced

By: Joe Taylor Congratulations to Jim Hazelrig, our 2016 Beekeeper of the Year! The KSBA Beekeeper of the Year award is designed to recognize KSBA members who have done outstanding or highly beneficial work for KSBA. Nominees must be excellent beekeepers and contribute to the work of KSBA. Just being involved […]


Kentucky Honey Bee Essay Winners Announced

Each year KSBA and the Kentucky 4-H chapters sponsor a statewide honey bee essay contest. The winning essay is submitted to a national competition sponsored by the Federation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. Participants in the essay contest had to members of their local 4-H chapter and had […]


Final Call for 2016 KSBA Beekeeper of the Year Nominations

There is only one week left to nominate outstanding members for KSBA Beekeeper of the Year. The nomination period ends at midnight on Oct. 1. Absolutely no late nomination can be accepted. There is no official nomination form. Nominations should include the nominee’s name and contact information (address, phone, and […]


Call for Nominations – 2016 Beekeeper of the Year

Each year, KSBA recognizes one of its members as the outstanding beekeeper of the year. Nominations are now open for the 2016 Beekeeper of the Year. Any KSBA member can nominate someone for the award. All nominations should include the name of the person being nominated and a brief description […]


John Benham Named KSBA 2015 Beekeeper of the Year

On Dec. 5, 2015, John Benham received the KSBA 2015 Beekeeper of the Year award. John is a longtime beekeeper, past president of KSBA, and a friend to beekeepers across the state. He frequently mentors new beekeepers and is always willing to share his knowledge with others. John is also […]


Beekeeping Essay Contest for 4-H Students Announced

4-H students are invited to submit essays for the National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest, sponsored by The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. This year’s essay topic is “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?” This is a national competition and each state can submit only one essay. […]