Summary of Fall Meeting

By: John Benham The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) met in Hopkinsville on Nov. 4, 2017. A big thank you goes out to Steve Buschweitz and Brad Hodges of the Pennyrile Beekeepers association for their invaluable help and support in setting up our fall meeting. The catering, donuts, coffee, and […]

Message from the KSBA President

Greetings Kentucky Beekeepers, My name is Jake Osborne. I am 29 years old and the 2018 Kentucky State Beekeepers Association (KSBA) President. Since catching my first swarm at eight years old, I have grown to 100 colonies with a focus on honey production. Through my involvement with KSBA, I have […]

USDA Requesting Help from Kentucky Beekeepers

By: David Knoph, NASS During December USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be conducting three surveys to collect bee and honey statistics. Collectively, the three surveys will provide information about bee colonies, bee health and honey production. NASS gathers the data for the surveys online, by mail, phone and in-person […]

November 2017 BeeLines is online

The November edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about the results of the Kentucky USDA-APHIS 2016 Honey Bee Health Survey, how to prepare your honey for pollen analysis, the State Apiarist’s report, upcoming deadlines, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky […]

News from Dadant

Dear Friends, We have a new manager in place at our Frankfort Kentucky Branch. His name is Andrew Fogg. We are pleased to welcome him to our company. He is at the branch now getting things organized and staff in place. He will be open for normal business operations on […]

Pollinator Protection software warns of spraying near hives

By: Tammy Horn Potter The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is rolling out its Pollinator Protection software that tracks beekeepers’ hive locations, stores the required time intervals for pesticide applicators to warn of upcoming applications, and automatically notifies beekeepers to take precautions regarding the upcoming spraying, if the pesticide’s label requires […]