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 2016 Reservation List for openings. Send a reservation request via email to: email@example.com. 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.
Thanks for attending 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.
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
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
$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!
Leavenworth County Fair 2016
Come see our NEKBA Leavenworth County Beekeepers in actions as they will be extracting and selling honey directly at the grounds, inside of course. The fair is from Tuesday thru Saturday, July 26th thru July 30th, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Tongaknoxie, Kansas 405 W 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (more LVCO info) (FB page)
Johnson County Fair 2016
Fair is approaching fast! Fair is always a family event even washing livestock! Monday, August 1st thru Saturday, August 6th, 2016. Visit our beekeeping booth to say Hi! and see what bee products and education we promote to the general fair public. (more JOCO info)
"Blue Jeans & Country Dreams" is the 2016 JOCO Fair theme. (FB page)
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. No paperwork needs to be completed, or mailed. If you need to confirm, or have any questions, you may email. We'll respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your support!
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.
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 have hats, hoodies, and t-shirts - both short-sleeved and long that can be ordered. Show our pride! Looks further below on this web page for pictures and order details. Requests need to be in by July 18th!
Why join our group? 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.
The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 66-year legacy of supporting beekeeping in the Mid-West. Learn more about us.
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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) Read the March 2016 Bee Culture article re Oxalic Acid Sublimation.
Here's some information provided at the July 2016 picnic from the Ontario (Canadian) Beekeepers info on Oxalic Acid Treatment Protocol that they've been providing since October 2007 although we haven't seen any updates to their website since 2014.
Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas SAVE THE DATES!!
SIGN UP! by August 1st, 2016 to have a chance to win a bug baffler (in lieu of a bee suit), 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 fair runs from September 9 thru September 18, 2016 from Friday thru Sunday. That's a long stretch, so treat yourself to a little vacation.
Join for the benefits. We offer region specific knowledge, and support for all levels. Join, renew, register, subscribe! more
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 .....
Our most recent newsletter ... The Buzzer (June 2016) 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.