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Participate in the 2018 North American Mite-A-Thon

By: Pollinator Partnership Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Their Varroa […]


August 2018 BeeLines is online

The August edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about the State Fair, the new Certified Kentucky Honey label, HAS and more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current year only) or from the KSBA Educational Resources for Beekeepers webpage  (back […]


Schedule for Associations Working the Honey Booth

Below is the schedule for associations working the Honey Booth at the State Fair. Thursday, Aug. 16: Bluegrass Beekeepers Association. Friday, Aug. 17: Bluegrass Beekeepers Association. Saturday, Aug. 18: Oldham County Beekeepers Association. Sunday, Aug. 19: Shelby County Beekeepers Association. Monday, Aug. 20: Allen County Beekeepers Association. Tuesday, Aug. 21 (morning): […]

Honey table and candlemaking at the 2015 Honey Booth

Guidelines issued for KSBA Honey Booth sales

The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) board has stipulated that all honey sold at the Kentucky State Fair Honey Booth must be produced by Kentucky beekeepers and harvested from Kentucky honey bees as per the new “Certified Kentucky Honey” program. Labeling Avoid the word “monofloral.” If you designate your honey […]


New Local Beekeeping Organization in Bullitt County

Beekeepers in Bullitt County have decided to form the Bullitt County Beekeepers Association. The meetings will be held at the Bullitt County Extension Office (384 Halls Ln, Shepherdsville, Ky 40165) on the second Wednesday of each month. The first official meeting of the Bullitt County Beekeepers Association will be August […]


KSBA Launches Kentucky Certified Honey Program

By: David Shockey The Kentucky Certified Honey Program is an official marketing program of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA). The goals of the program are twofold: first, to promote local honey that is produced by the beekeepers of the KSBA and is a genuine product of the State; second, […]


July 2018 BeeLines is online

The July 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, an update on the June Pollinator Protection Plan Meeting, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s website (current […]


2018 American Honey Queen to Visit Kentucky

By: American Honey Queen Program Kayla Fusselman, the 2018 American Honey Queen, will visit Louisville, KY August 16-22. She will make appearances at the Kentucky State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honeybees to the public’s daily lives and how honeybee pollination directly shapes our […]