Happy Pollinator’s Week

By: Shannon Trimboli June 19-25 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 The Kentucky State Beekeeper Association’s website also has additional resources about pollinators other than honey bees […]

Free Varroa Resources and Bee Club Presentation

By: Honey Bee Health Coalition Varroa mite infestation represents one of the greatest threats to honey bee health. When honey bee colonies are untreated or treated ineffectively, colonies can fail and mites will spread to other nearby colonies — including your neighbors’ hives. Every honey bee colony in the continental […]

Hive Type Survey Results

By: Shannon Trimboli Last month our survey asked what types of hives you have. Ninety-three people participated in the survey. Most of the people who responded use traditional Langstroth hives with some combination of deep, medium, and shallow boxes. The most common configuration was one or more deep brood boxes […]

Reminder: Heartland Apiculture Society Meeting, July 13-15, 2017

By: Debbie Seib Heartland Apicultural Society was founded in 2001 by Tom Webster (Researcher, Kentucky State University) Greg Hunt (Entomology, Purdue University), and Zachary Huang (Entomology, Michigan State University). The first conference was held at Goshen College, Indiana with Indiana hosting it again in 2006 and 2011 at Vincennes University. […]

USDA Resumes Honey Bee Diagnostic Services

By: Bee Informed Partnership and USDA A joint collaboration between the Bee Informed Partnership, the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory and USDA-APHIS has been established in the short term to primarily provide for the diagnostics of honey bee brood for American foulbrood (and other brood) disease. We will also offer other […]

Candlemaking at the 2015 Honey Booth

Kentucky State Fair Is August 17-27, 2017

By: Tammy Horn Potter The Kentucky State Fair will be here before we know it. Many beekeepers are having a good year due to the relatively mild winter. July 1 is the deadline to enter categories, and you can submit your categories online at Local bee association presidents and […]