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: beekeepers@nekba.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.

mentorship closed fOR 2016

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (newsletter page link)  

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)

Bee Funday 2016 !  Our 2nd big educational event of the year! 

We had 376 actual registrations with over 362 people in attendance. Thank you to our vendors and members for the items to donate as well as your contributions to the entire event.   We had bee fun! Stay tuned for next year.

Bee Class will be March 2017. Bee Funday will be Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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)​  Downlaod and save the calculator for future reference. Working on an update for a 1:2 ratio.

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  55KB)

NEKBA is your Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association.

We welcome you to explore 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 CLASS 2017  

WHEN: Sundays, March 5th and March 12th | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.    Part I & Part 2
WHERE:
Douglas County Fairgrounds | Lawrence, KS 

REGISTRATION: Online registration will be available early January 2017.

2 days of honey bee education


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.

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We share ideas on what to do with your 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.

Pending Class Information Update possible in December 2016 for March Classes. Stay tuned!

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

We know there are beekeepers in other counties like Miami, Douglas, Dickinson, Shawnee or others 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 2017. 

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: beekeepers@NEKBA.org    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).                     


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).

​​​​​​Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association

Contact US by ​email: beekeepers@NEKBA.org

  1. We've added more pages but kept them shorter to keep your attention longer 
  2. NEW! We've added a calendar pagefor the meetings and events, andweather360.
  3. Ideas?  Contact US by ​email: beekeepers@NEKBA.org

2016 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas   SAVE THE DATES!   Sept 9th thru 18th

SIGN UP! using SignupGenius. 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 2016 Kansas State Fair runs from September 9 thru September 18, 2016, Friday thru Sunday.

That's a long stretch. So, treat yourself to a little vacation.

GOOD FELLOWSHIP & GOOD BEEKEEPING

LEARN, SUPPORT, subscribe

We offer region specific knowledge, and support for all levels. Join, renew, register, subscribe! more

2017 kansas honey producers SPRING meeting! 

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)  -more details to come later this winter.  See our September 2016 KHPA newsletter

Organizers are busy planning. Details will be announced here when available.

November 2016.pdf (download) Our most recent NEKBAnewsletter ...​  

SINCE 1948

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.

  • CLOSED! -last meet up was August 8th 
  • 2nd Monday of each month thru Aug 8th.
  • Apr 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8
  • 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

  • call 913-856-8356 (closed for 2016)

  • or email joli@heartlandhoney.com

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

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BEE FUNDAY 2016

Thanks for supporting the annual FunDay-full of demos, classes, speakers, lunch, and honey ice-cream -everything to do with honey, bees, and more!! See you in 2017.