Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers



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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.

  • 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

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

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 We beseech our members to join the American Beekeeping Federation for free for 2016! (link)

This is a fantastic opportunity - not offered very often. Yes, we think it's that important for you!

Only a few more months left for 2016.

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)

Fall 2016 Meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers      We meet for a 2 day conference in October.  

Friday and Saturday October 28th and 29th 2016  Meeting: Whiskey Creek Wood Fired Grill  

​Our guest speakers will include Dr. Ron Fessenden, Ed Colby, Jim Kellie, and several others. There will be an excursion to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.  Meeting Registration Fall 2016 (download). You may register on-line at Kansas Honey Producers (link)

See you in Hays, Kansas on Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2016. 

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

What a success. We had 376 actual registrations. Our speakers were awesome. We had the most well attended with over 362 people. Our annual silent auction to benefit the NEKBA Scholarship Fund netted $2,660. 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.

cool Calculator spreadsheet for syrup mixing

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.

Why? Membership 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:    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).

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2016 Fall Meeting

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.



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2016 kansas honey producers fall meeting! 

Joins us for a 2-day bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Meeting October 28 and 29, 2016 in Hays, Kansas (Friday & Saturday)  -more details to come later this summer.  See our June 2016 KHPA Newsletter .....

BUZSEPT2016a.pdf Our most recent newsletter ...​  

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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.

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 (as-of 9-23-2016) for openings. Send a reservation request via email to: 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