Tammy Horn Potter, our state apiarist, recently joined the Project Apis m. (PAm) Board of Directors. The mission of PAm is to fund and direct research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production. You can read more at: http://www.beeculture.com/catch-the-buzz-read-the-march-issue-of-project-apis-m-newsletter-and-meet-tammy-horn-potter/?.
Dear Beekeepers, As you may know, the Honey Bee Health Coalition was formed in June 2014 to collaboratively implement solutions to support healthy honey bees. The Coalition includes beekeepers, crop producers, agribusinesses, food companies, NGOs, agencies and more working together as an agricultural community to improve bee health. Recognizing the […]
By: Eastern Apiculture Society This scholarship, sponsored by Mann Lake Ltd. and created and administered by the EAS Master Beekeepers, was established to encourage a worthy young individual to pursue an interest in honey bees and beekeeping. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance for the selected candidate to attend an […]
On December 20, 2017, the United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution declaring May 20 as World Bee Day. The aim is to draw global public attention to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. According to the press release, “People will be reminded of the importance of bees for […]
By: National Environmental Education Foundation The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major funding support from US Forest Service (USFS), is offering a little over $10,700 through mini-grants to facilitate Pollinator Garden and/Community Garden activities. Awarded grantees will be expected to facilitate the development of educational and conservation activities on […]
Students writing a Honey Bee Essay Contest entry should contact their local 4-H offices for contest details. The state selection will be done only through the 4-H system. Essayists should turn in their work to their local 4-H offices during February. The offices should each forward their one winning essay […]
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s newly released Pollinator Protection Program is designed to be a voluntary tool between chemical applicators and beekeepers in an effort to reduce hive mortality. If a chemical product label specifies that the applicator must communicate with area beekeepers prior to spraying, this program allows for […]
The Kentucky State University Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families (KSU-CSFF) Small Scale Farm Grant Program was developed to support the expansion of certain types of agriculture in Kentucky, especially among underserved groups. Grant funding decisions are based upon the future impact expected on the production and sales […]