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2017 American Honey Princess to Visit Kentucky

Hope Pettibon, the 2017 American Honey Princess, will visit Kentucky March 6-11. She will participate in the Capitol City Beekeepers Association’s Bee Friendly Frankfort event and will be a guest speaker at the Bluegrass Beekeepers Bee School on March 11. During her visit, she will speak about the importance of […]

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KSBA Launches New “Buy Local” Page!

Members of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) can now advertise their honey bee related products and services on KSBA’s new Buy Local page. Products and services listed on the site include honey, pollen, propolis, nucs, queens, lotions / creams, lip balms, candles, beeswax, beekeeping equipment, honey bee related art, plants […]

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Update on New Memberships and Renewals

We are excited to announce that we have had over 100 new members join and old members renew over the last couple of months! John Benham, KSBA treasurer, will be sending out membership cards and welcome letters at the end of February. If you have questions about your membership, feel […]


Passing of a Beekeeping Friend

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce our dear friend Rev. Jim Hazelrigg passed away on Wednesday, January 25. Jim was a long time beekeeper and member of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA). In 2011, he was the president of KSBA and then served as […]

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Jan. 2017 BeeLines is online

The January edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes reports about the 2016 Honey Booth, FSA programs for beekeepers, the State Apiarist’s report, and a list of upcoming bee schools. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website or from the KSBA Educational Resources […]


Dec. BeeLines is online

The December edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes reports about the 2016 Beekeeper of the Year and the Fall KSBA meeting, the State Apiarist’s report, and the 2016 Hive Count and Honey Count reports. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s web-site or […]

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Congratulations to Our New Officers

Congratulations to our new officers for 2017. Rick Sutton moved up to the position of president, Jake Osborne moved into the president-elect position, Chris Renfrow is our new vice-president, Jason Conley is our new secretary, John Benham is our new treasurer, Tana Peers remains our sergeant-at-arms, Kent Williams continues as […]


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It’s Time to Renew Your KSBA Membership

Annual membership runs from January 1 to December 31. Dues are $15 and cover all immediate family members living at the same address. Members who are 80 years old or older are granted free membership. Membership includes: Entry to the KSBA spring, summer, and fall meetings. Subscription to the Bee […]