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Honey Extractor Rental Program CLOSED until June 2018
Need to extract your honey? You can rent the club's radial & motorized honeyextractor for a nominal $30 fee (2 days), available to current and active association members. Please read the Rules & Info and review the most current Reservation's List. Next, send a reservation request via emal to: beekeepers@nekba.org. We'll get back to you asap.  2-day rental limit. The club extractor only holds six (6) medium (6 5/8" Illinois-sized super) frames only - sorry but this will not accommodate larger (deep) frame sizes.

mentoring Sessions 2018

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (newsletter page link)  

BEE FUNDAY 2018

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

  • CLOSED - (seasonal event)
  • Last opportunity was 9/11/2017
  • 4/24, 5/08, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, and Sept. 11th
  • 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

  • please call 913-856-8356 or email joli@heartlandhoney.com so we'll know how many to expect for the session

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

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Authors or Editors:   Dewey M. Caron with Lawrence John Connor
Ideal For:    All serious beekeeping students, Master beekeepers and professional apiculturalists.
Publisher: Wicwas Press   Binding: Hardcover  

Dimensions:   8 3/4" x 10 3/8"    ISBN: 9781878075291
Description:   Fully revised and in full color, this very comprehensive Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping is a must have for teachers and beekeepers both. With updated material covering over a decade of changes in the world of apiculture and hundreds of full color photos and diagrams, this book offers insights into bee behavior, current management techniques, and updated threat analysis, all in a  context that will elucidate and educate. Features many new full-color photos by Caron and Connor as well as new color drawings by Jon Zawislak.

Leavenworth County Fair 2018

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 2017 fair will be from Tuesday thru Saturday, July 26th thru July 30th 2018, at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie, Kansas  405 W 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086   (more LVCO info)  (FB page)  

Johnson County Fair 2018

Fair is always a family event- even watching livestock! Monday, July 31th thru Saturday, August 6th, 2018. Thanks for visiting our beekeeping booth! It always a warm (hot) few days. (more JOCO info)  "BARN in the USA" -the 2017 JOCO Fair theme.  (FB page)

welcome beekeepers

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


WHEN: Sundays, March 4th & March 11th  Where:  Lawrence, KS

Use this button if you'd like to go to the Bee Class information page. 

We need your recipes!  

The NE KS Beekeepers are assembling a cookbook with recipes using honey.

To submit your recipe, go to www.typensave.com. Enter the user name "NEKBA" and the password "pudding912". Type your recipe, preview, and save. Or, you can email your recipe document to Marlene Pantos


You could even bring a copy of your recipe to the next NEKBA meeting. We need lots of recipes so submit several. We also need pictures of bees for the divider pages. You can email those to us, too. The proceeds from this project will support our youth scholarship and the new military apprenticeship programs. Thanks for the help!

NE KS Beekeepers Association
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About the the 2018 class book:

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition

​​​​​​​​Upon finalization of your PayPal transaction, you will receive a PayPal confirmation email. A confirmation is also sent to the Treasurer that will be used as your registration. No paperwork needs to be sent. Should you have any problems or questions, you may email. We'll respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your support! 

DATES:     Sundays,  March 4th and March 11th 
LOCATION:  Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, KS     (Map is shown below)
COST:  $65 for new members (includes membership); $50 for current members; $25 to bring someone with you!
 
(Everybody learns!)  Some snack items will be provided but be sure to bring a sack lunch or eat before arrival. Drinks will be provided.  Please register early so we'll have a good count for materials.  


REGISTRATION:  is available online and by mail. We will be accepting walk-up registrations at the event door in case you are not able to commit but materials may be limited on the 1st day. We'll try to make sure to have it for the 2nd day.    2018 Class Outline and Registration are viewable.

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. (Page Link)​  Download and save the calculator for future reference. Working on an update for a 1:2 ratio.

Just Getting started?

What equipment should I get? How much does it cost?  Here is an idea for items to get you started for the 1st year. (download .pdf2018 or .xlsx2018) You can use this information to keep track of the equipment you'll need. 

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 is an increasingly popular, very enjoyable, and deliciously rewarding hobby. We offer you some advice on how to get started in 2018 as a local association.

NOW IS THE TIME. 

SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE.   STAY INFORMED.

Bee Culture Magazine        American Bee Journal

Upcoming Events:   Spring 2018 KHPA Meeting in McPherson  March 9-10, 2018.

Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Dewy Caron, Randy Oliver


What Else? Great learning, networking & business-building

      Extensive Vendor Showcase - come meet our vendors and check out equipment for the season.

Kansas Honey Producers' (State Beekeepers') Assoc

  most recent Newsletter: The Cappings December 2017

2018 Bee Class Options
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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 70th year legacy of supporting beekeeping in the Mid-West. Learn more about us.  1948  to 2018 - It's our Platinum Jubilee !!! 

We know there are beekeepers in other counties like Atchison, Miami, Douglas, Dickinson, Shawnee and more 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 2018. 

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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

 2018 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas    SAVE THE DATES!     Sept 7th thru 16th

SIGN UP! using SIGNupGenius.  It's easy!  (pending updated link later in 2018)


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 2018 Kansas State Fair runs from September 7 thru September 16, 2018, Friday thru Sunday. Selling honey is a fun way to meet the crowds and talk about bees.

GOOD FELLOWSHIP & GOOD BEEKEEPING

Upcoming State Beekeeper Events for  Fall 2018 Kansas Honey Producers meeting-save the dates- October 26 & 27, 2018, Great Bend Kansas.  The fall 2018 meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers will be held in Great Bend Kansas at the Best Western and Perkins.  Details will be available soon after the spring meeting.  Please “Save the date”. 

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2018 kansas honey producers SPRING meeting! 

 

One evening meeting for learning is just not enough sometimes. Join us for a 2-day bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Meeting MARCH 9 &10, 2018 in McPherson, KS  (Friday & Saturday).

Organizers are busy planning.  Details are available here. We have two (2) key-note speakers coming. See you there for another exciting beekeeping year!

 

KHPA March 2018 Spring Registration form

see further below for meeting registration/announcement

Kansas Honey Producers (State Beekeeping Group) 2018 Meeting March 9th & 10th 

KHPA 2018 Kansas Honey Producers Meeting Information  Friday and Saturday in McPherson, KS. Details for the 2018 March Registration & Program Details are available now. Register online below.

Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ... "February 2018 "Buzzer" newsletter

(View the newsletter online or download a .pdf)

Next club meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Lawrence, KS !    Start 2018 off right!

NEKBA 2018 Membership form (download) to print & mail.

2018 March Meeting
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SINCE 1948    2018 is our 70th or

                            our Platinum Jubilee!

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.