Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers



NEKBA Honey Extractor Rental Program
Need to extract your honey? You can rent the club's radial & motorized honey extractor for a nominal $30 fee, available to current and active association members. Please read the Rules & Info and review the reservation list for openings. Send a reservation request via email to: We'll get back to you asap.  2-day rental limit.

Our current Paypal setup is still useable but we are working on an updated format. You may continue to utilize it until further updates are published. Until February 6th, save $10 on the bee class registration, using either PayPal or by sending your payment thru the mail.

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Beekeeping Class


We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, events, and classes. more 

  • Closed until May 2016 !!
  • 1st Monday of each new month thru Sept.
  • 7:00PM 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

  • call 913-856-8356

  • or email

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

(You will need Adobe Acrobat to view some documents. Please click on the link below to download a free copy.)

We are excited to have Dr. Diana Sammataro as our 2016 keynote class instructor on March 6, 2016. Review a sample of the class book (.pdf download)

....Personal satisfaction to our members.      

By improving local, regional, and independent beekeeping practices through better animal husbandry, recognition skills of diseases and pests, improved colony management, improved honey production and pollination, we hope to see significant increases in beekeeper enjoyment and, in general, overall managed honey bee colony health.  We thank you for joining us in this endeavor, and your financial support through membership and educational enterprise. We are glad you found us!

Looking for a place get bees from a local source this spring?? 

Package Bees for 2016     Call now to pre-order:   913-856-8356

Contact Heartland Honey & Beekeeping Supply for pick-up only in Spring Hill, KS (near Gardner) in Johnson County.  Reservations must be made by phone.  For more information, please see their Heartland Honey (website). Pick-up Day will be in early April 2016.  Serving the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area-wide as well as Kansas and Missouri. 

welcome beekeepers

Other interests for new beekeepers

NE KS Beekeepers Purchase Options

Now is the perfect time to get started in beekeeping! One of 2 big educational events that we sponsor will be taking place in early March 2016.   See our class page for more information on our classes offered on March 6th and 13th, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas.   Hope to see you there!

cool feature-of-the-month - FEBRUARY 2016

Trying to work out the sugar-to-water ratio (1:1 or 2:1) for feeding sugar syrup to your bees?  Check out this spreadsheet calculator. (Page Link)

getting started?

What equipment should I get? How much does it cost? Here is an idea to get you started for the 1st year. (.pdf download 54KB)

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Welcome to our new site & layout!  since November 2015

...still a work in progress but getting better everyday!


Looking for a Beekeeping Class this Spring 2016? 

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 66-year legacy of supporting beekeeping in the Mid-West. Learn more about us

We use PayPal with an integrated shopping cart system due to it's easy use. Most of our members are familiar with PayPal. We hope you find it simple and convenient. If you experience any issues or would like to leave a comment, please contact us by ​email:    Your feedback is appreciated.   Thank you!

Attention: Varroa Mites will kill your colony more than any other problem!. Yes, it's that important to test and know your mite load. A simple powdered-sugar roll will let you know. The U of MN supported Bee Squad has an excellent way to test your mite load using the powdered sugar roll method.  All the equipment you need for a complete testing kit. Get it today! University of Minnesota Bee Squad.  Varroa Mite Testing Kit (click site link) 

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  1. We've added more pages but kept them shorter to keep your attention longer 
  2. NEW! We've added a calendar page for the meetings and events, and weather360.
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Member efforts and willingness to get the newsletter by email have resulted in an estimated monetary savings of over $1,500 in paper and postage for 2015.  
Imagine what our club does with that savings for other programs for 2016.  This also takes some pressure off our manual resources of having to print, fold, stamp, and mail.

How to Receive the Buzzer Newsletter via Email           

Snail-mail is a thing of the past for some members.  If you would like to receive your Buzzer by email, please send send an email to with your request. Remember to print your newsletter at home.

Members are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of getting their information electronically. Delivery is faster, clutter is eliminated, and the risk of damage through the mail is reduced. A few tips to make the most of this service: Be sure to add applicable companies to your "trusted sites" e-mail list. That way, important information won't be delivered to your spam or 'junk' folder and discarded. Save key documents in an electronic file by scanning. Finally, back up your computer files onto an external drive of a CD, in case your computer crashes. 

To quote Buzzer Editor, Joli Winer, "It takes me about 1 minute to send the Buzzers by email. By email, you get them in color! and in the memo line please type “Buzzer.” That way our Treasurer gets the correct email address, and can easily add your request to the membership list. Last month we sent 320 by USPS mail and 307 electronically via e-mail.

Not only does it take a lot of paper to mail the newsletter but it takes us [volunteers] nearly about 5 hours each month to fold, tape, label, and put stamps on the newsletters. Be sure to add my email address to your address book, so that it doesn’t go to your spam box,"  Thank you!


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The Bee Buzzer February 2016 (download)

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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.