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New Resources From Honeybee Health Coalition

Honey Bee Health Coalition releases two new resources to help beekeepers make informed hive management decisions An expert team of beekeepers, entomologists, extension and regulatory agents, bee suppliers and apiary inspectors produced and reviewed Best Management Practices for Hive Health: A Guide for Beekeepers, which is available for free download. The […]

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Funds Available for 2019 Bee Schools from KSBA and KDA

By: Shannon Trimboli As local organizations begin to plan their 2019 Bee Schools, it might be helpful to know that both the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) have funding available to help support upcoming bee schools.   KSBA Funds: KSBA will pay local […]

2018 Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin Available Online

By: Shannon Trimboli The 2018 Kentucky Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin was compiled by the Kentucky Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report contains a monthly climate summary for 2018 and a variety of information about agricultural practices within the state including honey production. The chart on […]

Deadlines nearing for two programs to help beekeepers manage risk in 2019

By: Lindsey New, Pulaski/McCreary Co. FSA Office The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers yield protection for honey producers through its Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). NAP is like crop insurance for honey yield, said Lindsey New, executive director, of the FSA Pulaski/McCreary County office. It is designed to reduce […]

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Honey Reports Due

By: Tammy Potter The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is collecting information on honey crops in the Commonwealth, as required by state law. To participate, please file a report including: the beekeeper’s name, county, number of hives, pounds of honey produced by Oct. 1, 2017, and total colonies as of […]

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 […]

Thank You from the Honey Queen

Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, participated in the Honey Booth at this year’s State Fair. Afterwards, she sent the following hand-written thank you note expressing her appreciation to the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association for hosting her.