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 reservation list for openings. Send a reservation request via email to: We'll get back to you asap.  2-day rental limit.

mentorship?   FOR 2016

Saturday, June 4th   NEKBA Bee FunDay     Lawrence, Kansas     See our FunDay page for info...

NEKBA Newsletter & Document Archive (page link)  


Come! Be a part of our annual FunDay of demos, classes, speakers, lunch, and even honey ice-cream -everything to do with honey bees and more!!

  • 1st Meet-up is April 11, 2016 ! OPEN!
  • 2nd Monday of each month thru Aug.
  • Apr 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8
  • 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

  • call 913-856-8356

  • or email

  • $10 donation to NEKBA Scholarship Fd

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

Oops. We missed a commercial insert to March "Buzzer" For Sale: 3-frame nucs of solid brood comb of foundation (frames of even exchange) with MN Hygienic queens for $119.00 each Raymond Cooper, 220 N Elm, Iola KS 66749. Call: 620-365-5956 after 8PM

 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!

Kansas City Urban Farm Tour 2016

Cultivate Kansas City hosts the 7th Urban Grown Tour on June 25 & 26, 2016. During this self-guided tour, you can explore 30 farms and gardens across the Kansas City Metro area that are growing food for your table. The Urban Grown Tour is open Saturday, June 25, 9 am-5 pm at Sunday, June 26, 12 pm-5 pm. (more info)

welcome beekeepers

Other interests for new beekeepers

NE KS Beekeepers Association
Names of additional attendees?

Upcoming Events

​​​​​​​​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! 

fundayschedule2016.pdf  Our 2nd big educational event of the year that we sponsor will be taking place on the 1st Saturday in June 2016 . It's our big annual beekeeping field day with on-hand demonstrations, classes, and important speakers from the beekeeping industry. Becky's famous honey ice-cream and lunch are included with registration. See our Bee FunDay page for more details. Need to exam a frame or see inside a hive? Learn about wax processing. See a live swarm.  Bee Funday Flyer 2016  and  2016 Schedule.  The schedule is completed but subject to change.

cool Calculator spreadsheet for syrup mixing

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.

Getting started?

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)

Find a honeybee swarm?  Find a beekeeper from our directory of experienced members who offer to collect swarms - listed by county. more

Bee FunDay 2016 Saturday, June 4th 

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.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  9:00AM  until 1:00PM    Douglas County Master Gardeners  

Native Plant Sale  Extension Office, Douglas County Fairgrounds  All plants are pollinator and bee friendly  Plant list available at  
Plants are from Applied Ecological Services  (a neonicotinoid free facility)
Plants are $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00  Garden art also will be available for sale

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Saturday, May 21, 2016  9:00AM      Golden Prairie BeeKeepers Association

First General Meeting at Garnett City Hall 131 West 5th Avenue Garnett KS,66033 Speaker: Kristi Sanderson with Northeast Kansas BeeKeeper Association speaking on Supering and Producing Comb Honey All BeeKeeping enthusiasts are invited to attend. For more information on meeting contact Marlin McGowin (785) 433-1381




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2016 kansas honey producers fall meeting! 

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.    Information pending update.....

Our most recent newsletter ...​   The Buzzer (April 2016) download

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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.