Results of First Swarms in 2018 Survey

By: Shannon Trimboli In March, we started a survey asking people to report the first swarms they saw in each county this year. Twenty-four swarms were reported this year compared to forty-four when we did the same survey last year. Thank you to the all those who submitted data. The […]

Happy Pollinator’s Week!

June 18-24 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

Minutes from KSBA Summer Board Meeting

By: David Shockey Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Summer Board Meeting Kelley Bees Office Building Clarkson, KY 5:30 PM, June 2, 2018 Meeting was called to order by Jake Osborne, President Attendees: David Shockey Hardin Co. Joe Taylor Grayson Co. Rick Sutton Lancaster, KY Randy Roberts Madison Co. Ted Caldwell Green […]

Honey Bee Health Coalition Urges Collaboration, Multifactor Strategies Following Release of National Survey of Colony Losses Report Showed 40 Percent of U.S. Managed Colonies Were Lost in 2017-2018

By: The Honey Bee Health Coalition The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a diverse group of nearly 50 organizations working to support honey bee and pollinator health, urged continued cross-sector collaboration following the release of a national survey showing 40 percent of managed honey bee colonies in the United States were […]

HAS early-bird registration deadline is June 15

By: Charlotte Ekker Wiggins The Heartland Apicultural Society’s annual conference will be held this year at Washington University in St. Louis July 11-13, 2018. Conference registration is $100 for three days or $40 per day per person. After June 15, conference registration is $150 for three days and $55 per […]

Results of First Pollen in 2018 Survey

By: Shannon Trimboli In January, I started a KSBA poll asking everyone to report when you saw the first pollen coming into your hive. Thirteen people took the time to respond and their results are below. I apologize for not posting the results sooner, but April and May were crazy […]

May 2018 BeeLines is online

The May edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about upcoming education events, the State Apiarist’s report, information about the state fair, tips for dealing with small hive beetles and laying workers, an exciting collaboration between an area beekeeper and local students, and much more. Past BeeLine […]