Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers
NEKBA Link to Class page
NEKBA Link to Bee FunDay page
Beekeeping is an increasingly popular, enjoyable, and deliciously rewarding hobby. As a local association, we offer you some advice on how to continue and get started in 2023. The association connects you with other beekeepers, and supports a common effort to promote and protect bees, and the beekeeping industry, of which we are all a part.
Welcome to beekeeping!
Keeping honey bees can be a fascinating hobby with many benefits to you, your community, the planet, and the bees! Getting started can be summarized in a few steps:
Get educated; join a bee group; take some classes. Do some reading. Find a location. Decide on the type of equipment you want. Find a source for bees. Manage your hive.
Why beekeeping? It’s the back-to-nature hobby that has many people buzzing. Honey bees are an interesting and exciting social insect. Besides pollination, making honey for food, and beeswax, how bees live, work, and reproduce has intrigued humans since before recorded history.
Education is the most important step to successful beekeeping and will greatly increase your chances of enjoying a long and happy relationship with your bees. A bee class is invaluable for getting good basics. Even longtime beekeepers are sometimes challenged by new problems and are learning throughout their time with the bees.
The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association has a great mixture of beginners, hobbyists, and well-seasoned beekeepers. There are so many different areas of knowledge that at first it can be daunting. Do not despair, and remember that there is more than one right way to do things. So, what are you waiting for?
We are building a knowledgeable beekeeping community through fellowship, classes, and events. (bee class page)
NEKBA to print & mail Membership Form 2023 & Benefits
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Handouts: Elderberry Jelly Recipe October 2022 presentation by Robert Burns
Handouts: Propolis for Personal Use
December 2022 presentation by EAS Cindy Hodges
Next General Meeting is Monday, 17 April 2023 (7 pm). - In-person !!! ...
In Lawrence, Kansas Douglas County Fairgrounds 2110 Harper Street Blding 21-N
We have posted our most current Video Listing. Be sure to 'subscribe' to our YouTube channel for when we do go public with the files! Looking for KHPA "Value-added"?
Beekeeping can be a life-long endeavor. We hope you'll continue to stay with us for all the benefits. Maintaining your membership & financial support is easy. Online: Use the PayPal option prompt. By Mail: print and mail using the 2023 Membership Form. Thank you!
2023 Bee FunDay Program(link) - please read our brochure!
NEKBA link to FunDay page
Registration is open for this spring event. If you took this class already in January 2023 and will be attending, please email Kristi Sanderson.
Handouts: Beeswax Soap-Making September 2021 by Becky Tipton
Trying to work out the sugar-to-water ratio (1:1 or 2:1) for feeding sugar syrup to your bees? Here's a link to a spreadsheet calculator. Download and save the calculator for future reference. Did you know that sugar syrup is the absolute best way to feed your bees?
Thank you to all involved at the State Fair and Booth.
Judging has taken place and the results checked and verified and available in PDF format for downloading.
Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event so great for 2022.
NEKBA is your Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association.
Welcome, and thank you for exploring our site. Check out what's happening locally for beekeepers on our FB group site, what's going in our hives, and what's blooming in your backyards. Come back soon.
Handouts: KHPAMaking Liquid Foaming Soap Instructions and Honey Shampooby Robin Kolterman
Our state affiliate, The Kansas Honey Producers' (Kansas State Beekeepers) Assoc and their newsletter January 2023 "Cappings" (1st Quarter 2023).
Are you listed? Sign up here for BeeCheck (formerly DriftWatch). It's a free mapping program. Beekeepers and pesticide applicators need to work together to protect apiaries.
The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association has a more than 76-year legacy of supporting beekeeping from 1948 through 2023. Learn more about us. 2018 was our Platinum Jubilee !!!
Beekeeping can be a life-long endeavor. We hope you'll continue to stay with us for all the benefits and enjoyment of getting out with nature. Membership and re-newal is easy Online: Use the PayPal option (above) to register and re-new Or by Mail: print and mail using the
2023 Membership Form. We'll be letting you know when you are up for renewal.
Thank you! Have a great bee-season for 2023!.
WHERE: In-Person, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS
I. Beginning Beekeeping 3-parts on Monday's 4/24, 5/01, & 5/08 6:30PM (orig from 1/28,29)
Monday;s with registration starting at 6:25 PM and ending at 9:00 PM.
The Apri/May session(s) are a repeat of January's classes and are free to those registered in January. (more info-link to 2023 class page)
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association
The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)5 non-profit organization.
NEKBA PayPal Button (above) for classes, memberships, and more!
Extracting More $$$ from your Hives- these new, Free, Value-Added programs will be presented on the 3rd Thursday of each month. It is being sponsored by the Kansas Honey Producers Association. To register for this FREE presentation, use the link below. You will get an invitation link for the live presentation sent to you by email. Please register in advance for this free meeting: (Link). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program: When do you need a certified kitchen? What to do to get one and Legal Labels- weights and measures- Maybe a longer meeting to include getting product development help from K-State?
We offer region specific knowledge, and support for all levels. Join, renew, register, subscribe! more
2023 kansas honey producers Association November meeting! (Kansas state beekeepers)
A monthly meeting is just not enough sometimes?
Join us for our semi-annual bee conference for all levels and commercial as well as hobbyist. Next meeting - Friday & Saturday, March 10&11, 2023. Organizers are busy planning.We will have some 'work shop' presentations. Join us for another exciting beekeeping harvesting year! (KHPA link). Two full DAYs of bee topics and education. The Kansas State Fair is coming up. We depend on volunteers. Please consider taking a shift or two with Sign-up Genius link. The fair dates are September 8 - 17, 2023 in Hutchinson, Kansas. See you at the fair!
Our most recent NEKBA newsletter ... March 2023 "Buzzer" & March 2023 "What's Blooming". Join, re-new, or register on-line via PayPal. NEKBA 2023 Membership - form to view, print and mail. You do not need to print, mail, or email this form, if you register via PayPal.
Bee Culture Magazine (link) American Bee Journal (link)
For annual subscription rates average of just $2.30 or $2.66 per month, this is fantastic information is right at your finger tips. It's important to keep up-to-date with the trends in biology, honey processing, and more!
Plenty of informative how-to articles, bee biology, and market up-dates. Regular contributors help you to learn to keep your bees healthy. Subscribe on-line (Bee Culture) or through the association (discount on ABJ only). Don't miss out!
For honey bees and beekeepers, we give each season our best effort in making an indispensable contribution to our rich and healthy environment. It is not just because we have a special delicacy but due to our passion and responsibility to the world in which we all live.