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NEKBA Link to Bee FunDay page 

Beekeeping is an increasingly popular, enjoyable, and deliciously rewarding hobby. As a local association, we offer you some advice on how to continue and get started in 2023. 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.

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (newsletter page link)  

BEE class 2023

We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, classes, and events.  (bee class page)

NEKBA to print & mail Membership Form 2023 & Benefits

(You will need Adobe Acrobat to view some documents. Please click on the link below to download a free copy.)

Handouts: Elderberry Jelly Recipe  October 2022 presentation by  Robert Burns

Handouts: Propolis for Personal Use

December 2022 presentation by  EAS Cindy Hodges

welcome beekeepers

Next General Meeting is Monday, 20 February 2023 (7 pm).  - In-person !!! ...


We have posted our most current Video Listing. Be sure to 'subscribe' to our YouTube channel for when we do go public with the files! Looking for KHPA "Value-added"?

February 20, 2023  - Meeting In-person 7:00p.m.

 Topic:  "Feeding your Bees" 

Watch for the monthly newsletter in early February. 

Beekeeping can be a life-long endeavor.  We hope you'll continue to stay with us for all the benefits. Maintaining your membership & financial support is easy. Online: Use the PayPal option prompt. By Mail: print and mail using the 2023 Membership Form.  Thank you!

NEKBA Registration Options 2023
Ok 2 email newsletter(yes/no)?
Addtl Family Names?

Handouts:  Beeswax Soap-Making  September 2021 by  Becky Tipton

Bee FEED 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.​  Download and save the calculator for future reference. Did you know that sugar syrup is the absolute best way to feed your bees?

Just Getting started in 2023?

What equipment should I get? How much does it cost?  

Here is an outline of items to get you started for the 1st year. (download .pdf2023 or .xlsx2023) Use this information to keep track of the equipment you'll need. 

Kansas Honey Producers Fair Booth 2022 - September 9-18, 2022 was a huge success!

Thank you to all involved at the State Fair and Booth. 

The results are in!  2022 Kansas State Fair - Kansas Honey Producers Assn winners!

Judging has taken place and the results checked and verified and available in PDF format for downloading.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event so great for 2022.


NEKBA is your Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association.

Welcome, and thank you for exploring 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. Come back soon.

Honey production and pollination services increase significantly, and so does beekeeper enjoyment and honey bee health in general, by improving regional and independent beekeeping practices through better husbandry and recognition skills of diseases and pest problems as well as and better colony management.

Handouts: KHPAMaking Liquid Foaming Soap Instructions and Honey Shampooby  Robin Kolterman

Our state affiliate, The Kansas Honey Producers' (Kansas State Beekeepers) Assoc and their newsletter January 2023 "Cappings"  (1st Quarter 2023).                                                                  

Are you listed? Sign up here for BeeCheck (formerly DriftWatch). It's a free mapping program. Beekeepers and pesticide applicators need to work together to protect apiaries.

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 75-year legacy of supporting beekeeping from 1948 through 2022. Learn more about us.  2018 was our Platinum Jubilee !!! 

 Pay your Membership and other Fees on-line via PayPal.

Beekeeping can be a life-long endeavor. We hope you'll continue to stay with us for all the benefits and enjoyment of getting out with nature. Membership and re-newal is easy Online: Use the PayPal option (above) to register and re-new Or by Mail: print and mail using the

2023 Membership Form. We'll be letting you know when you are up for renewal. 

Thank you! Have a great bee-season for 2023!. 

We do better, when we know better! ​  

Looking for beekeeping classes?

NEKBA Bee Classes coming for 2023:​  Getting the basics of beekeeping from us! 

 II. Year Two and Beyond Beekeeping February 25, 2023
This is a 1-day class on Saturday starting at 8:30 AM with registration.
The day will conclude at 5:00 PM.  Lunch and snacks provided at breaks.
Vendor(s) will be present. (more info-link to 2023 class page)

I. Beginning Beekeeping January 28 & 29 (repeating on Monday's 4/24, 5/01, & 5/08 7:00PM)
Saturday 28th with registration starting at 8:30 AM and the day ending at 4:30 PM.
The January session(s) will be repeated in the spring and is free to those registered in January.
 (more info-link to 2023 class page)

​​​​​​Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)5 non-profit organization.

NEKBA PayPal Button (above) for classes, memberships, and more!

Special KHPA Series:  Extracting More $$$ from your Hives

Extracting More $$$ from your Hives- these new, Free, Value-Added programs will be presented on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  It is being sponsored by the Kansas Honey Producers Association.  To register for this FREE presentation, use the link below.  You will get an invitation link for the live presentation sent to you by email. ​ Please register in advance for this free meeting: (Link). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program: When do you need a certified kitchen? What to do to get one and Legal Labels- weights and measures- Maybe a longer meeting to include getting product development help from K-State?


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

2023 kansas honey producers Association November meeting!    (Kansas state beekeepers

 A monthly meeting is just not enough sometimes? 

Join us for our semi-annual bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Next meeting - Friday & Saturday, March 10&11, 2023. Organizers are busy planning.We will have some 'work shop' presentations. Join us for another exciting beekeeping harvesting year!  (KHPA link). Two full DAYs of bee topics and education.  The Kansas State Fair is coming up. We depend on volunteers. Please consider taking a shift or two with Sign-up Genius link. The fair dates are September 8 - 17, 2023 in Hutchinson, Kansas. See you at the fair!

Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ... February 2023 "Buzzer"  & October 2022 "What's Blooming".  Join, re-new, or register on-line via PayPal.  NEKBA 2022/2023 Membership - form to view, print and mail. You do not need to print, mail, or email this form, if you register via PayPal.

 We all need a little extra help in keeping our bees going. Good beekeepers stay up-to-date with publications, meetings, and more!


Bee Culture Magazine (link)        American Bee Journal (link)

For annual subscription rates average of just $2.30 or $2.66 per month, this is fantastic information is right at your finger tips. It's important to keep up-to-date with the trends in biology, honey processing, and more!

Plenty of informative how-to articles, bee biology, and market up-dates. Regular contributors help you to learn to keep your bees healthy. Subscribe on-line (Bee Culture) or through the association (discount on ABJ only). Don't miss out! 

SINCE 1948    

2022 was our association's 75th milestone year!​   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.