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USDA Requesting Help from Kentucky Beekeepers

By: David Knoph, NASS During December USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be conducting three surveys to collect bee and honey statistics. Collectively, the three surveys will provide information about bee colonies, bee health and honey production. NASS gathers the data for the surveys online, by mail, phone and in-person […]

News from Dadant

Dear Friends, We have a new manager in place at our Frankfort Kentucky Branch. His name is Andrew Fogg. We are pleased to welcome him to our company. He is at the branch now getting things organized and staff in place. He will be open for normal business operations on […]

Pollinator Protection software warns of spraying near hives

By: Tammy Horn Potter The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is rolling out its Pollinator Protection software that tracks beekeepers’ hive locations, stores the required time intervals for pesticide applicators to warn of upcoming applications, and automatically notifies beekeepers to take precautions regarding the upcoming spraying, if the pesticide’s label requires […]

Honey Committee Report from October Meeting

Oct. 11, 2017 Meeting at Nelson County Cooperative Extension Office, Bardstown Present: Rick Sutton, President of Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (Garrard Co.) Ricky Humphrey, Vice President of Nelson County Beekeepers Susan Zhunga, Secretary and Treasurer of Nelson County Beekeepers Mike Mabry, Member of Nelson County Beekeepers Pat Schwartz, Member of […]

Request for Research Proposals

BY: Project Apis M. on behalf of the National Honey Board Background U.S. Honey production is decreasing and colony losses are increasing, while many crops dependent on pollination services continue to expand. Honey bee colony losses in the United States were reported at 33% during 2016-2017. Colony losses are attributed […]