Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association

Contact US by ​email: beekeeping@NEKBA.org

BEE CLASS 2017

We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, classes, and events.  

Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers

AssOCIATIOn

NEKBA.ORG

​​Did you know that Johnson County Community College offers a few levels of beekeeping courses? One of our long-term members, Robert Hughes, is the instructor. If it's not convenient for you to take our class, perhaps you might be interested in taking it from him at JCCC?  The 2017 JCCC Continuing Education course information is available here.


Robert Hughes' is available via email or by phone: 913-485-9132 (text or call). 



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What equipment should I get? How much does it cost in 2017? Here is an idea to get you started in the1st year? (download .pdf or .xlsx)

Dadant & Son's "Me & Beekeeping" Brochure (.pdf download 1.4MB)

2017 Bee Class Options
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NEKBA Beekeeping Class 2017      in 2-part sessions


WHEN: Sundays, March 5th and March 12th | 12 PM – 5 PM  

Session I & Session 2
WHERE: Douglas County Fairgrounds | Lawrence, KS 
​REGISTRATION is OPEN:  Use PayPal (below) to register or print & mail tentative 2017 Class Info/Registration form (download). We appreciate early registrations for planning and budgeting.  Organizers are still busy with the details. Program topics are subject to change. 

For 2017 Master Beekeepers, Steve & Becky Tipton, of Meriden, KS will again be teaching a beginning beekeeping class at Shawnee North Community Center. The first class is Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM. They will begin with bee biology, and what you'll need to get started. Each month they will address other aspects of beekeeping, following the beekeeping year. (the 3rd Wednesday of each month) The class is free. No registration is required. Please join us! Questions welcome.   


Topeka Area Beginning Beekeepers Class:

Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd Street (lower level),
typically on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning February 15, 2017.


No registration required. Free-- open to everyone
6:30-8:00 PM
Steve and Becky Tipton, Master beekeepers
Bstbees@embarqmail.com
785-484-3710

​​We can help you get started in keeping honey bees  


As a local association, we've been around for a while...since 1948!  People are keeping bees in the city, suburbs, as well as out in the country! We make beekeeping fun and interesting.  We share ideas on best practices - keeping your bees alive, ways to collect and harvest honey, process bees wax, market your products.   We have always been BIG on honey bee education.  ​We share ideas on what to do with your beeswax, and how to best present your products. We have members of all ages and levels--new hobbyist to professional. Our meetings are open, and there's no pressure to join. See our Bee FunDay page about our next big educational event. Also check out ourCalendar page.

bee class 2017 INFORMATION

OTHER OPTIONS for LOCAL BEEKEEPING CLASSES

For 2017 Master Beekeepers, Steve & Becky Tipton, of Meriden, KS will again be teaching a beginning beekeeping class at Shawnee North Community Center. The first class is Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 @ 6:30 PM. They will begin with bee biology, and what you'll need to get started. Each month they will address other aspects of beekeeping, following the beekeeping year. (the 3rd Wednesday of each month) The class is free. No registration is required. Please join us! Questions welcome.   


Topeka Area Beginning Beekeepers Class:

Shawnee North Community Center, 300 NE 43rd Street (lower level),
typically on the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning February 15, 2017.


No registration required. Free-- open to everyone
6:30-8:00 PM
Steve and Becky Tipton, Master beekeepers
Bstbees@embarqmail.com
785-484-3710