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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 […]

2018 American Honey Queen to Visit Kentucky

By: American Honey Queen Program Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Louisville, KY August 16-22. She will make appearances at the Kentucky State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our […]

2018 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Hive Count Survey

By: Tammy Horn Potter For administrative and economic reasons, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) collects information on beekeepers and hives within the Commonwealth, in accordance with state law. The KDA needs an inventory of beekeepers and hive counts by county to accomplish this. Your voluntary help is greatly appreciated. […]

July 15 is FSA Reporting Deadline

The July 15 reporting deadline is almost here to annually report your number of honey bee colonies on form FSA-578. Those in the NAP or ELAP disaster relief programs filed their required reports last January, but if you are not enrolled in NAP or applying for ELAP, your report is […]

Happy Pollinator’s Week!

June 18-24 is National Pollinator’s Week. National Pollinator Week was established to raise awareness of pollinators and their population declines. More information about National Pollinator Week can be found at http://pollinator.org/pollinatorweek/.