Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
While you're here, might as well check out Joli Winer's presentation on: "Urban Beekeeping and Kansas Honey Plants"
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 2019/2020 JCCC Continuing Education course information is available here.
Robert Hughes' is available via email or by phone: 913-485-9132 (text or call).
Classes are held on Saturday, starting 9 am and ending between 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence, Kansas. It's the only place large enough that doesn't cost and arm & a leg. We try to keep rates low. As a non-profit we budget to cover expenses, which we come very close to doing each year that we have put on this class. Class dates are: January 18, 2020 and February 15, 2020. Plan on arriving a little early for better seating. Doors open at 8:30 AM
Dadant & Son's "Me & Beekeeping" Brochure (.pdf download 1.4MB)
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 and NEKBA Newsletter Archive.
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association
Contact US by email: beekeeping@NEKBA.org
2020 Year 2 and Bee-Yond Class Intro Page
We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, classes, and events.
If you are thinking about taking a honey bee class, please consider us, NEKBA, your local association.
There are many things to learn before embarking on this adventure. Our bee class is a combination of hands-on demonstrations and lecture-led discussions that will inspire you to get prepared and get started.
The course covers bee equipment, bee biology and anatomy, starting your first hive, products of the hive, bee friendly vegetation, and many other honey bee related subjects.
Our Bee Class is great for people who are interested in getting started with honey bees and beekeeping. This is the course to benefit you in getting started. And perhaps,if you have taken our bee class before, you may want to take it again as a re-fresher. It'll make even more sense after you've already had your bees for a season or several.
NEKBA Beekeeping Classes 2021 3 Options via Zoom
Class #1 -Begginning Beekeeping. (Virtual presentations)
Class #2 - Year 2 & beyond. (Virtual presentations)
WHEN: Saturday, January 30th | 9 AM – 5:30 PM Class #1
WHEN: Saturday, February 27th | 9 AM – 5:30 PM Class #2
WHERE: On-Line via Zoom
REGISTRATION is OPEN for 2021: Registration Form
Use PayPal to register or print & mail the form. Organizers are still busy with the details. Program topics are subject to change. Contact Class Chair-person, Becky Tipton, at 785-484-3710
Need a book? We recommend many but here's what we used for our 2019 class. "The Beekeeper's Handbook" by Dr. Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Aritabile. Diana was our 2016 keynote bee class speaker.
2021 Classes are held on Saturday, starting 9 am and ending between 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm via Zoom. These will be on-line. Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 and Saturday February 27, 2021.
2020 Bee-ginning Beekeeping Class Intro Page