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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 […]


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.


Congratulations to John Benham

By: Shannon Trimboli Congratulations to John Benham for becoming Kentucky’s third EAS Certified Master Beekeeper. The other two Master Beekeepers in the state are Kent Williams (2003) and Matt Wilson (2014). According to the Eastern Apicultural Society’s website, “The purpose of the Master Beekeeper certification program is to identify and […]


Participate in the 2018 North American Mite-A-Thon

By: Pollinator Partnership Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Their Varroa […]


New Local Beekeeping Organization in Bullitt County

Beekeepers in Bullitt County have decided to form the Bullitt County Beekeepers Association. The meetings will be held at the Bullitt County Extension Office (384 Halls Ln, Shepherdsville, Ky 40165) on the second Wednesday of each month. The first official meeting of the Bullitt County Beekeepers Association will be August […]