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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 2022. 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 2022

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

NEKBA to print & mail Membership Form 2022 & Benefits

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

welcome beekeepers

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

Next General Meeting is Monday, August 15, 2022 (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"?

August 2022 Meeting in person - Topic: TBA

 Our August 15th meeting will be held in person at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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 membership form.  Thank you!

Kansas Honey Producers Fair Booth 2022 - September 9-18, 2022. Please consider volunteering at the State Fair Booth. Use this KHPA SignUpGenius link or contact Kristi Sanderson via email.

PayPal NEKBA Registration Options 2022
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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. (Page Link)​  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?

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 .pdf2022 or .xlsx2022) 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.

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 August 2022 "Cappings" (August, 3rd Quarter 2022).  


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 74 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 2022 Membership Form. We'll be letting you know when you are up for renewal. 

Thank you! Have a great bee-season for 2022!. 

​​​NEKBA “Let’s Talk Bees” Zoom Meeting.  Bee problems keeping you lately? An opportunity to for Q&A discussion and to keep in touch. Ask the experts. All about beekeeping. You have questions? We have answers!  Join Monday, 3 October 2022 @ 7:00 PM for our next Q&A. Submit questions at anytime via email to: A moderator will pose questions to our experienced officer panel. Join in the conversation, “Let’s Talk Bees -via Zoom" link. 

See you at the next monthly meeting, Monday, 15 August 2022 at 7:00 pm - at the Douglas Co Fairgrounds.  Miss a meeting? Look for our NEKBA YouTube video listing.

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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. The next program is: ​18 August 2022 07:00 PM Central Time. Kansas.​ 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?


LEARN, SUPPORT, subscribe

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

2022 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 4&5, 2022Organizers 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 9 - 18, 2022 in Hutchinson, Kansas. See you at the fair!

Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ...August 2022 "Buzzer"  & August 2022 "What's Blooming"   Join, re-new, or register on-line via PayPal.  NEKBA 2022 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.


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

For annual subscription rates average to just $2.08 or $2.50 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 (association discount on ABJ only). Don't miss out!

SINCE 1948    2018 was our 70th or

                            our Platinum Jubilee!


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.