The name " Bee FunDay" came about in the early 1990's from hosting these small early summer bee events at a local farm. Members of the association got together for the event to have fun, and expand their learning from just a monthly meeting. The even has gown in numbers over the years. It has always been a way for members to bond in addition to learning other things about beekeeping that might not be covered in a monthly educational meeting. In 2015, we had over 300 in attendance. Join us at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
This very 1st Funday event was held on a Sunday, June 5th, 1994, at the grounds of the Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Spring, KS. The next was held at the home of Joli Winer and Cecil Sweeney. The association held it's annual Watermelon Feed and Honey Judging Contest in the month of September.
Our annual Bee FunDay!
When: Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Registration: 7:45-8:45AM, Programs until 5:00PM NEKBA Bee Fun Day Lawrence KS
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds - SAME as our monthly meetings.
Who: 2019 Special Guests: Randy Oliver – American Bee Journal author, Bee Biologist and Beekeeper; Dr. Katie Lee –Bee Disease Diagnostic Scientist -received her PhD. from the University of Minnesota; Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist at UN-L; Dr. Matthew Smart, a published author, research graduate from the University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology. He is currently a wildlife biologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Entomology. and Dr Marion Ellis (watch this link of his Youtube interview) from Nebraska well as Dr. Chip Taylor (link), Unv of KS(link) Professor, Biologist, Researcher
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
Swarm Demonstration with Dr. Chip Taylor
Douglas County Master Gardeners Flower
and Plant Sale Dreher Bldg. Patio
Vendors: To be Announced
Silent Auction to support the Youth
Scholarship and Military/ Veteran Programs and the Educational Efforts of NEKBA.
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association Bee Funday
Have a piece of equipment or bee item to donate? At our Bee FunDay each year we have an excellent silent auction. We raise money for our scholarship program and our Military and Veterans Mentorship program. Start now to think of an item or some items to bring. If you have an item to donate, please bring it yourself or ask a friend to bring it. Bee FunDay volunteers always have so much on their minds that items may be forgotten. Beekeeping items bring the most money with honey bee gift items being a close second!
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Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association
Contact US by email: beekeepers@NEKBA.org