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Opportunity to Participate in the Bee Informed National Management Survey for 2016-2017

By Shannon Trimboli The Bee Informed Partnership will be conducting its 2016-2017 National Management Survey from April 1-30, 2017. Beekeepers from across the U.S. are encouraged to participate in the survey. To participate, go to https://beeinformed.org/participate/. An interactive map of the U.S. displaying results from previous years can be found at https://bip2.beeinformed.org/geo/. […]


Bee Schools Making a Buzz in the Media

By Shannon Trimboli Since January 1, there have been 15 beekeeping workshops, events, or schools in Kentucky. Several of these have been featured in local media. Below are the links to the articles or other media pieces that we could find online. The links can also be found on the […]

Sample Press Release about Swarms

By: Shannon Trimboli Believe it or not we already have four swarms reported from the survey we started last week. Those swarms were in Trigg, Russell, McLean, and Harrison. Even though the first swarms have already been reported in those counties, if you see or hear a reliable report of […]

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FDA Comment Period on New Honey Labels Ends March 6, 2017

By: Michele Colopy, Pollinator Stewardship Council Program Director The Pollinator Stewardship Council joins with the American Honey Producers Association seeking your support concerning new honey nutrition label language. No matter the number of hives you manage, whether honey production is your livelihood you only sell your honey at farmer’s markets, […]

February 2017 BeeLines is online

The February edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about coping with the warm winter, 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 for Beekeepers webpage.

Feb 2017 BeeLines

2017 American Honey Princess Hope Pettibon

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 […]


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 […]