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.

mentorship?   FOR 2016

Saturday, June 4th   NEKBA Bee FunDay     Lawrence, Kansas     See our FunDay page for info...

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (page link)  


Come! Be a part of our annual FunDay of demos, classes, speakers, lunch, and even honey ice-cream -everything to do with honey bees and more

  • 1st Meet-up is April 11, 2016 ! OPEN!
  • 2nd Monday of each month thru Aug.
  • 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

  • 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.)

Oops. We missed a commercial insert to March "Buzzer" For Sale: 3-frame nucs of solid brood comb of foundation (frames of even exchange) with MN Hygienic queens for $119.00 each Raymond Cooper, 220 N Elm, Iola KS 66749. Call: 620-365-5956 after 8PM

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

Greater Kansas City Area 2016 Native Plant Sales

From Saturday March 19, 2016 thru Saturday May 14, 2016 check out this listing (download 205KB)  for locations, times, sponsors, and contact information on sales of native plants throughout the greater Kansas City area on several weekends for this spring 2016. Get planting!

welcome beekeepers

Other interests for new beekeepers

NE KS Beekeepers Association
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Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​Upon finalization of your PayPal transaction, you should get a PayPal confirmation email. An email is also sent to the Treasurer, which will be used as your registration. If you need to confirm, or have any questions, you may email. We'll respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your support! 

Our 2nd big educational event of the year that we sponsor will be taking place on the 1st Saturday in June 2016 . It's our big annual beekeeping field day with on-hand demonstrations, classes, and important speakers from the beekeeping industry. Becky's famous honey ice-cream and lunch are included with registration. See our Bee FunDay page for more details. Need to exam a frame or see inside a hive? Learn about wax processing. See a live swarm.

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)

Find a honeybee swarm! Look at our directory of experienced beekeepers offering to collect swarms - listed by county. more

Bee FunDay 2016   Saturday, June 4th 

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)  Read the March 2016 Bee Culture article re Oxalic Acid Sublimation.

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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.    Information pending update.....

Our most recent newsletter ...​   The Buzzer (April 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.