Bee Schools Making a Buzz in the Media

By Shannon Trimboli Since January 1, there have been 15 beekeeping workshops, events, or schools in Kentucky. Several of these have been featured in local media. Below are the links to the articles or other media pieces that we could find online. The links can also be found on the […]


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Sample Press Release about Swarms

By: Shannon Trimboli Believe it or not we already have four swarms reported from the survey we started last week. Those swarms were in Trigg, Russell, McLean, and Harrison. Even though the first swarms have already been reported in those counties, if you see or hear a reliable report of […]

When will we see the first swarm?

Hi Everyone, The reason I started these news posts was to improve communication between KSBA and Kentucky’s beekeepers. However, communication is a two-way street. It’s not just us providing you with information. So let’s start sharing information and getting to know each other a little better. One way I think […]


KSBA 2017 Spring Meeting Will Be March 18

By: John Benham The spring 2017 meeting of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association will take place Saturday, March 18, at the Boyd County Fairgrounds in Ashland, KY. All beekeepers or those interested in beekeeping are invited to attend. Registration with coffee and donuts will begin at 7:30 a.m. ET and the […]

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FDA Comment Period on New Honey Labels Ends March 6, 2017

By: Michele Colopy, Pollinator Stewardship Council Program Director The Pollinator Stewardship Council joins with the American Honey Producers Association seeking your support concerning new honey nutrition label language. No matter the number of hives you manage, whether honey production is your livelihood you only sell your honey at farmer’s markets, […]

Feb 2017 BeeLines

February 2017 BeeLines is online

The February edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about coping with the warm winter, the State Apiarist’s report, and a list of upcoming bee schools. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage.