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May 20 Declared World Bee Day

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 […]


2018 USFS Pollinator/Community Garden Grant

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 […]


4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest

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 […]


Kentucky State University Small Scale Farm Grant Program Taking Applications

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 […]


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 […]