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NEKBA Beekeeping Class 2019      in 2-part sessions

WHEN: Sundays, March 3rd and March 10th | 12 PM – 5:30 PM WHERE: Douglas County Fairgrounds | Lawrence, KS 

REGISTRATION is OPEN for 2019:Registration & pricing form
2019 CLASS OUTLINE: 2019 Class Schedule/Outline (uptd 3/03)

Use PayPal to register or print & mail the form.  Organizers are still busy with the details. Program topics are subject to change. Contact Class Chairperson Becky Tipton at 785-484-3710


bee class 2019 INFORMATION

Here's a sample viewing of "The Beekeeper's Handbook" by Dr. Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Aritabile. Diana was our 2016 keynote bee class speaker. We will be using this book will be at the 2019 class. The class textbook is included in the course fee. The textbook and field guide will be distributed at the door in the first meeting. It is also a helpful guide for those wishing to pursue the hobby on their own.


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). 

What equipment should I get? How much does it cost in 2019? Here is an idea to get you started in the1st year (download .2019pdf or .2018xlsx)


The March 3, 2019 Bee Class event has been re-scheduled to March 17, 2019 due to
anticipated inclement weather on the weekend of March 3rd.  We apologize for any inconvenience and 
look forward to seeing you on both March 10 & 17, 2019 for Part II & Part I.

              Updated Thursday, February 28, 2019  1305 hrs.

​​About the class  

There are 2 parts to this class event. Classes are held on Sundays, starting 1 p.m. and ending between 4:30 p.m. - 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: March  3rd and 10th for 2019. Plan on arriving a little early for better seating. Doors open at 12:00 PM

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

​​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 and NEKBA Newsletter Archive.

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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

​​MID-WESTERN BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION                                             (Kansas City, MO area)

February 23, 2019, Registration 7:30 to 8:00 AM.                 Workshop: 8:00AM to 4:30PM 
Lunch , snacks and drinks provided by Drumm Farm
Must be pre-registered to attend; NO WALK-INS ADMITTED; Seating is limited 
Drumm Farm Center for Children.    3210 S. Lee’s Summit Road.    Independence, MO 64055
Registration closed when filled or by February 17, 2019.     No Refunds after February 17, 2019 
For Questions: call Bob Williams at (816) 331-6634 or Cindy Connell at (816) 517-4357
or Email  

Registration Options 2019
Ok 2 email newsletter(yes/no)?
Addtl Names for FunDay?