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Speakers Confirmed for Heartland Apiculture Society’s 2018 Missouri Conference

By: Charlotte Ekker Wiggins ST. LOUIS – Five speakers have been confirmed for Heartland Apicultural Society’s (HAS) annual conference to be held July 11-13, 2018 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Established in 2001 by several professional entomologists, the conference rotates through the Midwest to make it easier for […]


List of Bee Schools on KSBA Website

There are a number of beekeeping schools and related events scheduled throughout Kentucky in 2018. To help beekeepers and those thinking about becoming beekeepers, the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) has created a list of upcoming beekeeping events. The list is organized by county and a link to the list […]


Hive Count Reports Due – Jan. 2, 2018

Beekeepers must file a hive count report with their local USDA Farm Assistance office by Jan. 2, 2018 in order to be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Loss Assistance Program (ELAP). ELAP is authorized under the 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Assistance Act of 2014). ELAP to provides emergency […]


USDA Requesting Help from Kentucky Beekeepers

By: David Knoph, NASS During December USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be conducting three surveys to collect bee and honey statistics. Collectively, the three surveys will provide information about bee colonies, bee health and honey production. NASS gathers the data for the surveys online, by mail, phone and in-person […]


News from Dadant

Dear Friends, We have a new manager in place at our Frankfort Kentucky Branch. His name is Andrew Fogg. We are pleased to welcome him to our company. He is at the branch now getting things organized and staff in place. He will be open for normal business operations on […]


Pollinator Protection software warns of spraying near hives

By: Tammy Horn Potter The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is rolling out its Pollinator Protection software that tracks beekeepers’ hive locations, stores the required time intervals for pesticide applicators to warn of upcoming applications, and automatically notifies beekeepers to take precautions regarding the upcoming spraying, if the pesticide’s label requires […]