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mentoring Sessions 2018

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (newsletter page link)  


The June Bee FunDay-full of demos, classes, speakers, lunch, honey ice-cream -everything to do with honey, bees, and MORE information here! 

CLOSED for 2018 - (seasonal event)

  • 4/23, 5/14, 6/11, 7/09, and 8/13/2018, 
  • 6:00PM Meet at Joli's & Cecil's house

  • Inspect a couple of different hives

  • Bring your own protection

  • Weather Permitting

  • 19201 S Clare Rd., Spring Hill KS 66083

  • please call 913-593-3562 or email so we'll know how many to expect for the session

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

  • Veterans are exempt for the $10 donation

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Bee FEED SYRUP MIXING Calculator spreadsheet 

Trying to work out the sugar-to-water ratio (1:1 or 2:1) for feeding sugar syrup to your bees?  Here's a link to a spreadsheet calculator. (Page Link)​  Download and save the calculator for future reference.

Just Getting started?

What equipment should I get? How much does it cost?  Here is an idea for items to get you started for the 1st year. (download .pdf2018 or .xlsx2018) You can use this information to keep track of the equipment you'll need. 

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Welcome and thank you for exploring our site. Check out what's happening locally for beekeepers on our FB group site, what's going in our hives, and what's blooming in your backyards. Thank you for visiting, and we hope you'll come back soon.

Beekeeping is an increasingly popular, enjoyable, and deliciously rewarding hobby. As a local association, we offer you some advice on how to get started in 2018.


Bee Culture Magazine        American Bee Journal

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Upcoming Events: Fall 2018 KHPA Meeting in Great Bend! October 26-27, 2018.

Keynote Speakers:  Gary Reuter, Ginger Reuter, John Miller, and Pat Randol

What Else? Great learning, networking & business-building

      Extensive Vendor Showcase - come meet our vendors and check out equipment for the season.

Kansas Honey Producers' (State Beekeepers') Assoc

  most recent newsletter August 2018 "The Cappings (3rd Quarter).

The association connects you with other beekeepers, and supports a common effort to promote and protect bees, and the beekeeping industry, of which we are all a part.  

Join the effort.  It’s worth it. You are making an investment with many returns.

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 70th year legacy of supporting beekeeping in the Mid-West. Learn more about us.  1948  to 2018 - It's our Platinum Jubilee !!! 

We know there are beekeepers in other counties like Atchison, Miami, Douglas, Dickinson, Shawnee and more that may want to go in as a group and represent the association in providing education and interest in honey and other bee products. Let us know how we can help you in this endeavor for 2018. 

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 2018 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas    SAVE THE DATES!     Sept 7th thru 16th

SIGN UP! using SIGNupGenius.  It's easy!  Or contact Kristi Sanderson at 913-768-4961.

We depend on volunteers to help promote our state's most beneficial insect and products as well as education and dealing directly with the fair public.  Want to learn how to market honey? Come join us in Hutchinson. The 2018 Kansas State Fair runs from September 7 thru September 16, 2018, Friday thru Sunday. Selling honey is a fun way to meet the crowds and talk about bees.


Upcoming State Beekeeper Events for  Fall 2018 Kansas Honey Producers meeting-save the dates- October 26 & 27, 2018, Great Bend, Kansas.  The fall 2018 meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers will be held in Great Bend Kansas at the Best Western and Perkins.   Here are some of the details.  

Registration and Meeting details (download) as-of August 23, 2018.

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2018 kansas honey producers October meeting!

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An evening meeting is just not enough sometimes. Join us for a 2-day bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Meeting October 26 & 27, 2018 in Great Bend, KS  (Friday & Saturday).  Best Western in Great Bend, 2920 10thSt

Organizers are busy planning.We have two (2) key-note speakers coming and others! We will have some 'work shop' presentations. See you there after another exciting beekeeping harvesting year!  Details as-of May 2018.


KHPA October 2018 Registration form !!

You can make your Best Western reservations now.

Kansas Honey Producers (State Beekeeping Group) 2018 Meeting October 26th & 27th 

KHPA 2018 Kansas Honey Producers Meeting Information  Friday and Saturday in Great Bend, KS. Details for the 2018 Fall Conference are available now. On-line register online below.

 Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ...November2018"Buzzer" newsletter


Next club meeting on Monday, November 19, 2018 in Lawrence, KS !  3rd Monday of the month.

NEKBA 2019 Membership form (download) to print & mail.

2018 October Meeting
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SINCE 1948    2018 is our 70th or

                            our Platinum Jubilee!


For honey bees and beekeepers, we give each season our best effort in making an indispensable contribution to our rich and healthy environment. It is not just because we have a special delicacy but due to our passion and responsibility to the world in which we all live.

Honey Extractor Rental Program  CLOSED on September 21, 2018
Need to extract your honey? You can rent the club's radial & motorized honeyextractor for a nominal $30 fee (2 days), available to current and active association members. Please read the Rules & Info and review the most current extractor reservations (as-of 09/12/2018). Next, send a reservation request via emal to: We'll get back to you asap.  2-day rental limit. The club extractor holds up to six (6) medium (6 5/8" Illinois-sized super) frames only - sorry but this will not accommodate larger (deep) frame sizes.

Leavenworth County Fair 2018

It was great having you come see our NEKBA Leavenworth County Beekeepers in action as they demonstrated extracting and selling honey directly at the grounds inside with A/C, of course! The 2017 fair will be from Tuesday thru Saturday, July 26th thru July 30th 2018, at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie, Kansas  405 W 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086   (more LVCO info)  (FB page)  

Johnson County Fair 2018

Fair is always a family event- even watching livestock! Monday, July 31th thru Saturday, August 6th, 2018. Thanks for visiting our beekeeping booth! It always a warm (hot) few days. (more JOCO info)  "Come have a 'Squealing' Good Time" -the 2018 JOCO Fair theme.  (FB page)