Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
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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).
Great news! Here's the article from the March 2016 Bee Culture Oxalic Acid Sublimation. You might agree with the authors of this study that this is the best practical tactic for mite control.
Here's a the most updated version of the guide "Tools for Varroa Management" (3rd Edition - February 16, 2016) by The Honey Bee Health Coalition. Be vigilant in mite detection and keeping our colonies healthy from this tick-like problems.
As quoted by Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture magazine from August 2016 issue: "It's August. Fall's here. It's time to take care of the bees that take care of the bees that go in to winter....Enjoy the bees, and enjoy the life they give you." (page 90).
2017 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas SAVE THE DATES! Sept 8th thru 17th
SIGN UP! using SignupGenius (currently not applicable until later). 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 2017 Kansas State Fair runs from September 8 thru September 17, 2016, Friday thru Sunday.
That's a long stretch. So, treat yourself to a little vacation.
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Joins us for a 2-day bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Meeting March 4th and 5th, 2017 in Topeka, KS (Friday & Saturday).
See our February 2017 Newsletter. Organizers are busy planning.
Details will be announced here when available.
2017 Kansas Honey Producers (State Beekeeping Group) Meeting March 10th & 11th, 2017
KHPA 2017 Kansas Honey Producers Meeting Information Friday and Saturday March 10th & 11th 2017 Ramada Inn 420 SE 6th St., Topeka KS 66607O
Our main guest is Dr. Keith Delaplane from The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences where he is a professor and Walter B. Hill Fellow and Honey Bee Program Director. Meeting Agenda & Registration from (download) or use PayPal on their site.
2017 Kaw Valley Seed Sale Saturday, February 11, 2017
Our most recent NEKBAnewsletter ... February 2017 "Buzzer" (download)
EXPLORING THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BEEKEEPING TOGETHER
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.
Thanks for supporting the annual June Bee FunDay-full of demos, classes, speakers, lunch, and honey ice-cream -everything to do with honey, bees, and more !
6:00PM Meet at Joli's & Cecil's house
Inspect a couple of different hives
Bring your own protection
19201 S Clare Rd., Spring Hill KS 66083
call 913-856-8356 (closed for 2016)
or email email@example.com
$10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd
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2 days of Honey Bee School Sundays March 5th (session I) & March 12th (session II)
WE CAN HELP YOU GET STARTED IN KEEPING HONEY BEES
As a local association, we've been around for a while...since 1948!
People are keeping bees in the city, suburbs, as well as in the country! We make beekeeping fun and interesting. We share ideas on best practices - keeping your bees alive, ways to collect and harvest honey, process bees wax, market your products. We have always been BIG on honey bee education and sharing ideas.
We share ideas on what to do with your honey, beeswax, and how to best present your products. We have members of all ages and levels--new hobbyist to professional. Our monthly meetings are open, and there's no pressure to join. Also, check out our Calendar page. Organizers are busy getting details together for 2017.
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 66-year legacy of supporting beekeeping in the Mid-West. Learn more about us.
NEKBA Honey Extractor Rental Program CLOSED UNTIL JULY 2017
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 (as-of 9-23-2016) for openings. Send a reservation request via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you asap. 2-day rental limit. The extractor holds 6 medium (Illinois-sized super) frames only - sorry no larger frame sizes.
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) Downlaod and save the calculator for future reference. Working on an update for a 1:2 ratio.
Leavenworth County Fair 2016
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 2016 fair was from Tuesday thru Saturday, July 26th thru July 30th, at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie, Kansas 405 W 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (more LVCO info) (FB page)
Johnson County Fair 2016
Fair is always a family event- even watching livestock! Monday, August 1st thru Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Thanks for visiting our beekeeping booth! It was a warm (hot) few days in August. (more JOCO info) "Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" is the 2016 JOCO Fair theme. (FB page)
Small Hive Beetle(s) ... While we are still learning how best to deal with this new problem in our geographical area, these links have been provided for more information that should be of interest to our members. You can also find more informative information from our presentations page (link).
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