March Poll – First Swarms of 2018

Hi Everyone, Last year I started these surveys as a way to share information and get to know each other a little better. The very first survey we did was about tracking the first swarms of 2017. Everyone seemed to enjoy that survey, so let’s do it again this year. […]

Legislators Receive Kentucky Honey

By: George Fowler, KSBA Legislative Agent On March 7, Kentucky legislators participating in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s “Food Check-Out Day” received baskets that included honey donated by members of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA). The baskets showcased the variety of foods produced in Kentucky. For this event, 185 […]

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 […]

Feb. 2018 BeeLines is online

The February edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about upcoming education events, reporting your honey income on your taxes, the State Apiarist’s report, a 4-H essay contest, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website or from the KSBA […]