Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
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 2021. 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.
We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, classes, and events. (class page)
(You will need Adobe Acrobat to view some documents. Please click on the link below to download a free copy.)
2021 Mentoring at the hives
Joli Winer and Cecil Sweeney are starting up their mentoring at their home beeyard. The cost is $10 per person with the money going to the youth scholarship and military apprenticeship programs. You must notify us by either email or text to let them know you are coming at email: Joli or call or text 913-593-3562. You must have your own protective clothing. Typically, we go through our hives with you and do a hive inspection-- looking for the queen, drones, workers, eggs, larva, sealed brood and honey and pollen. We'll share tips for suing a smoker and hive tool. We also talk about what to do during that month. Meetings are weather dependent. Our address is 19201 S Clare Rd., Spring Hill KS 66083 2021 final dates & times are: 6:00pm (Mon) July 26, and 6:00pm (Mon) August 9th. See you in 2022!
Next General Meeting Monday, October 18, 2021 (7 p.m.). - in person at the Douglas County Fairgrounds !!! See the Buzzer for details when available.
If you missed any Zoom meetings, 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!
Becky Tipton: "Becky Tipton and her husband, Steve, own Country Creek Honey and have been producing and selling honey for 30+ years. Becky is past president of the NE KS Beekeepers Association, current president of the Kansas Honey Producers, and a master beekeeper. She teaches beekeeping and using products of the hive for skin care by making soaps, lotions, and balms." For recipes and more, see her hand-out "Beautiful Beneficial Beeswax for Body & Home ABF ~ 2020". Beekeepers make soap with products from the hive. Learn from the best! Don't miss this session. Becky's Handout for this KHPA event.
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.
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.
Use the links to subscribe directly...annual subscription rates average to just $2.08 per month.
You need either or both of these monthly magazines to help keep up-to-date with beekeeping. Sign up!!!
Don't try to go it alone. This is fantastic information is right at your finger tips. As part of your beekeeping experience, it's important to be up-to-date with the trends in biology, honey processing, and more!
The club newsletter and monthly meetings, classes, and events supplement each other.
We all need a little extra help in keeping our bees alive. 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 or through the association (association discount on ABJ only).
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 73 year legacy of supporting beekeeping from 1948 through 2021. Learn more about us. 2018 was our Platinum Jubilee !!!
NEKBA “Let’s Talk Bees” Zoom Meeting. Bee problems keeping you up lately? An opportunity to for Q&A discussion and to keep in touch. You have questions? We have answers! Join us...next...on Monday, 04 October 2021 @ 7:00 PM for our next Q&A. Please submit questions at anytime via email to: beekeepers@NEKBA.org. A moderator will pose questions to our experienced officer panel. Join in the conversation, “Let’s Talk Bees”.
See you at Monday monthly meeting, 18 October 2021 at 7:00PM at the fairgrounds.
We may try to transmit some of the meeting but we really need to check the WiFi. If meeting via Zoom, stay home and avoid the drive. Find the zoom invitation link button here (when posted 24-48 hrs in advance) or check the calendar for Zoom information. Never used Zoom? Download the Zoom App to your devices to watch from your PC, smart phone, or tablet. Go to Zoom.us for information. Miss a meeting? Look for our NEKBA YouTube video listing.
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. The next program is: Thursday, September 16th, Cold Process Soap Making, Lotion and Lip Balm-Becky Tipton presents. You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: September 16, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time. Please register in advance for this free meeting: (Link). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We offer region specific knowledge, and support for all levels. Join, renew, register, subscribe! more
2021 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. Meeting Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6, 2021. 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.
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.