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Pendelton's Farm Market
Meet @ location of: 11446 E 1850 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66046. Use GPS for accurate location.
Actual Dates are:

  • Saturday, April 6 9 am  Package installation
  • Sunday, April 7 1 pm  Package installation  Making a nuc/split
  • Saturday, April 13 9 am  Package installation
  • Monday, April 15 5 pm (prior to the monthly meeting).
  • Saturday, April 20 9 am
  • Sunday, April 21 1 pm
  • Saturday, April 27 9 am
  • Saturday, May 4 9 am
  • Saturday, May 18 9 am and 3 pm
  • Monday, May 20 5 pm (prior to the monthly meeting).
  • Additional future dates TBA...

GPMB Open Apiaries- join us!

There are two locations (Lawrence, Spring Hill) and several dates to choose from- you get GPMB beehive hours for attending. 

I  NEKBA 2024 Open Apiaries (Lawrence)


  The NEKBA Open Apiary equipment was funded with a grant from the Great Plains Master Beekeepers. The excellent educational opportunity will be held weekly in April and at least twice a month in the other ‘active’ beekeeping months. This is a great program with many educational opportunities, many of which you may choose to take part in.


  At the open apiaries you can expect to go through hives to see all stages of brood, queens, and take part in assessing the hives and queens.  A great deal of time is also spent on using your smoker and hive tool and talking to participants about issues they are seeing in their hives.     Bee suits are available and only NEKBA hive tools and smokers will be allowed in the apiary. The hives are located at Pendelton’s Farm Market 1446 E 1850 Rd, Lawrence, KS 66046.


These events are free, but we do ask that you sign up so that we know that you are coming. To sign up use the sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/

Have you heard about our Open Apiary and mentoring programs? Thanks to generous funding through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program, we have been able to start an apiary in April of 2023 just outside of Lawrence, KS. 

First 2024 Dates -April 6th & 7th!   Thank you for coming and see you soon!

NEKBA Pendleton's Mkt Open Apiary Information 2024 (link)

(Open Dates, Sign-upGenius info.) <- sign up here

...​Find out more information about mentoring and the

Open Apiary 2024 dates and times.

NEKBA 2024 Open Apiary, Lawrence, KS:

  • We'll have up-to ten (10) different colonies to inspect
  • Bring your own protection; Weather Permitting
  • Meet @: Pendleton's Country Market, 1446 E 1850 Rd, Lawrence, KS. (use GPS if needed).​
  • First dates are 06April and 07April 2024. Sign up (above) so we know you're coming 

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The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 76-year legacy of supporting beekeeping from 1948 through 2024. Learn more about us.  2023 was our Diamond Jubilee !! 76 years now and going strong!

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II Mentoring at Joli & Cecil's, Spring Hill, KS:

  • Inspect a couple of different colonies
  • Bring your own protection
  • Weather Permitting, 2ND Thursday of the month
  • Meet @ 5:30pm at the home of Joli & Cecil: 19201 S Clare Rd, Spring Hill KS.
  • Please call 913-856-8356 or email Joli, so we'll know how many to expect for the session.
  • Actual Dates are:

Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program 
There is a new program for Best-management practice beekeeping. The program covers beekeepers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Learn the benefits and reasons to join. To participate, one needs to join GPMB. It's free to begin and it's easy. Learn more information about the program. Up-coming GPMB events calendar.

This excellent educational opportunity will be held monthly on the second Thursday of the month.  These open apiaries offer an opportunity to go through hives with another beekeeper- we look for eggs, larva, and queens.   A great deal of time is also spent on using your smoker and hive tool and talking to participants about issues they are seeing in their hives. Bee suits are available and only NEKBA hive tools and smokers will be allowed in the apiary.