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Apiculture Insurance Expanded to More States

Increased safety net available to beekeepers in 48 states. By: USDA Risk Management Agency WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 – Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) […]


Honey Booth at the Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair is August 17-27, 2017. As always, the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) will have a Honey Booth at the fair. While KSBA organizes and coordinates the booth each year, we rely on the help of our local associations for staffing the booth on a daily basis. […]


2017 American Honey Queen to Visit Kentucky

By: American Honey Queen Program Maia Jaycox, the 2017 American Honey Queen, will visit Louisville, Kentucky August 17-23. She will make appearances at the Kentucky State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about importance of honey bees to the public’s daily lives and how the diverse flight path of […]


Happy Pollinator’s Week

By: Shannon Trimboli June 19-25 is National Pollinator’s Week. National Pollinator Week was established to raise awareness of pollinators and their population declines. More information about National Pollinator Week can be found at http://pollinator.org/pollinatorweek/. The Kentucky State Beekeeper Association’s website also has additional resources about pollinators other than honey bees […]


Free Varroa Resources and Bee Club Presentation

By: Honey Bee Health Coalition Varroa mite infestation represents one of the greatest threats to honey bee health. When honey bee colonies are untreated or treated ineffectively, colonies can fail and mites will spread to other nearby colonies — including your neighbors’ hives. Every honey bee colony in the continental […]