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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 […]


February Poll: Must-Have Books

February is a busy month. Bee schools are happening all across the state. Many people are thinking about getting into beekeeping for the first time. Others are trying to figure out how they are going to improve their apiary this year. At the heart of all those activities is education. […]


2018 USFS Pollinator/Community Garden Grant

By: National Environmental Education Foundation The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major funding support from US Forest Service (USFS), is offering a little over $10,700 through mini-grants to facilitate Pollinator Garden and/Community Garden activities. Awarded grantees will be expected to facilitate the development of educational and conservation activities on […]


4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest

Students writing a Honey Bee Essay Contest entry should contact their local 4-H offices for contest details. The state selection will be done only through the 4-H system. Essayists should turn in their work to their local 4-H offices during February. The offices should each forward their one winning essay […]


KSBA Spring Meeting will be March 17, 2018

By: Jake Osborne The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association will have their spring meeting on March 17 in London, Kentucky. The meeting will be held at the Laurel County Extension Office, 200 County Ext Rd, London, KY 40741 at 9:00 AM. Speakers will include: Dr Tom Webster: Nosema and an investigative […]