​​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.

Address: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St, Lawrence, KS  66046  June 2, 2018  Saturday

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Reception:    Grilled Artichoke Hearts,  Green Chile Hollandaise,  Prosciutto Wrapped Spring Greens, Sesame-Balsamic Honey

Dinner:       Rice Fried Chick-arrones, Two Sisters Mizuna, Fermented Honey-Chili Sauce, Buttermilk Blue Cheese,  
English Pea Soup, Honey-Bee Pollen Candied Bacon, Fresh Ricotta, Mint, Open-Face Pulled Smoked Pork Sandwich,  Herbed Honey Mustard Vinegar Mop, New Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Pickled Berry Slaw

Dessert:  Lemon-Poppy Seed Pound Cake, Fried Honey Comb, Crème Fraiche, Blueberries, Pecan Praline

Drinks: Coffee, Tea and water of course!      *
Extra charge for honey beer & mead.

More 2018 Funday Happenings!  "Chips off the Old Bloke"   

  • Swarm Demo with Dr. Chip Taylor
  • Douglas County Master Gardeners Flower and Plant Sale Dreher Bldg.
  • Patio Vendors: To be Announced - so far, we have Golden Prairie, Mann Lake, Two Charming Chix Jewelry and more!!
  • Silent Auctions to support the Youth Scholarship and Military/ Veteran Programs and the educational efforts of NEKBA. .


Our annual Bee FunDay!       

When:  Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 
Registration: 7:45-8:45AM,  Programs  until 5:00PM NEKBA Bee Fun Day Lawrence KS
Where:  Douglas County Fairgrounds 

2018 See who is coming!    

Who:  2018 Special Guests:  Dr. Marla Spivak, Distinguished McKnight University Professor Apiculture / Social Insects, Dr. Mark Winston, PhD-University of Ks, Professor of Apiculture & Social Insects, Dr. Jose Villa, Bee Researcher (retired) from the USDA Lab in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Gard Otis, Honey bee behaviour, ecology, and evolution; Asian honey bees; parasitic mites of bees; tropical biology; forest entomology, .Dr. Dave Roubik, entomologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama; Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist at UN-L, and Dr Marion Ellis (watch this link of his Youtube interview) from Nebraska well as our very own Dr. Chip Taylor (link),  Unv of KS(link) Professor, Biologist, Researcher 

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​This 2018 year, because it is a special occasion and we are honoring Chip Taylor we are adding a Farm to Table Dinner at an additional fee.  It will be Saturday night after the Funday at the Fairgrounds-here is the tentative menu. It will be catered by Chef Ken Baker from Lawrence Beer Co. They will also make us a Honey Beer and we will serve that and mead.  There will be an additional charge for those beverages.

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