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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.

NEKBA Funday 2021 Update: Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 NEKBA Bee FunDay is virtual for our annual event for June 5, 2021.    

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (newsletter page link)  

BEE class 2021

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

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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 Dates & times are: 6:00pm (Mon) April 26, 6:00pm (Mon) May 10, 6:00pm (Mon) June 14th, 6:00pm (Mon) July 26, and finally, 6:00pm (Mon) August 9th.

welcome beekeepers

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

Next General Meeting   Monday, May 17, 2021 (7 p.m.).  

These are Stay-at-Home Bee Meetings.  Join us via Zoom.
 

Never used Zoom before? Go to Zoom.us for information on how to use.  


Thanks for joining joining us. If you missed any Zoom meetings or videos, 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!

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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.

Just Getting started?

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 .pdf2021 or .xlsx2021) Use this information to keep track of the equipment you'll need. 

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.

For those wanting to participate in the on-line auction for the Scholarship/Veteran Bee Fund valid from 06/01/2021 9:00AM thru 6/06/2021 7:00PM:     https://www.biddingowl.com/NortheasternKansasBeekeep    If you are looking to donate, please use this form or read more information on the FunDay page. Deadline for items is 30 May 2021.

SUBSCRIBE TO A MONTHLY BEE MAGAZINE.  STAY INFORMED.

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

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). 

Our state affiliate, The Kansas Honey Producers' (Kansas State Beekeepers') Assoc and their newsletter January 2021 "Cappings"  (1st Quarterly).  Reduced Meeting Rate!!

                                                          What color spectrum do bees see? Look below...

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.  An opportunity to keep in touch and for Q&A discussion.
You have questions?  We have answers!  Join us Monday, 07 June 2021 @ 7:00 PM for our next Q&A.  Please submit questions at anytime via email to: beekeepers@NEKBA.org.  During the meeting, ask questions by typing them in the Zoom Chat Box.  A moderator will pose questions to our experienced officer panel.  Join in the conversation, “Let’s Talk Bees”.  We are virtual for 2021. 

See you at Monday monthly meeting, 17 May 2021 at 7:00PM.   --- Stay home and avoid driving. Find the zoom invitation link (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. Did you miss a meeting? Look for our NEKBA YouTube video listing.

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Contact US by ​email: beekeepers@NEKBA.org

Don't missour educational June 5th 2021 “Beekeeping With 20/21 Vision” Bee Funday.   Please see our Intro page and Bee FunDay web page for all the details including about the virtual auction!

GOOD FELLOWSHIP & GOOD BEEKEEPING

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2021 kansas honey producers March 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 Saturday, March 6, 2021 (Saturday-only)Organizers are busy planning.We will have some 'work shop' presentations. Join us for another exciting beekeeping harvesting year!  (KHPA link). One full DAY of bee topics and education. (Program)

Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ...May 2021 'Buzzer' "What's Blooming-April 2021"    Club meetings are being presented via Zoom in lieu of meeting in person. Join, re-new, or register on-line via PayPal.  NEKBA 2021 Membership - form to view, print and mail. If you register via PayPal, you do not need to print or mail this form.

SINCE 1948    2018 was 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.