Steve Messbarger 9802 S Burr  Oak CR, De Soto, KS 66018 913.226.2849 (email)

Marlene Pantos  2920 Stubbs Rd, Tecumseh, KS  66542  785.633.6283 (email)

1st Vice President Scholarship 
Terry Collins   35295 W 311th St, Paola, KS  913.937.7980 (email)

2nd Vice President & Librarian
Cecil Sweeney 19201 S Clare, Spring Hill, KS 66083 (email)

3rd Vice President & Honey Plants Expert

Jo Patrick 611 E Sheridan St, Olathe, KS  66061 913.645.8497 (email)


Robert Burns 7601 W 54th Terr, Overland Park, KS  66202 913.481.3504 (email)   (website)

Program Chairperson
Chad Gilliland  23338 Kissinger Rd, Leavenworth, KS 66028 785.491.1978 (email)


Joli Winer 19201 S Clare Rd   Spring Hill, KS  66083  913.856.8356     (email)         (website)

Military/Veteran Chairman  

Andy Nowachek 10921 W 91st Terr, Overland Park, KS 66214  913.438.5397 (email)

Web Support 

Robert Burns  32320 Beaver Creek Rd, Paola, KS  66071  913.481.3504  (email)

Concessions Support 
Dixie Spurlin  24964 160th Ct Leavenworth, KS 66048  913.250.0149  (email)


NEKBA Officers and board members thoughout the years....

1977 - 1980

1981 - 1985

(under construction - updates pending)

2014 - 2018 (current)



Gayan Stanley
1988 E 1st Rd, Le Compton, KS  66050 

785.865.7315 (email

Rose Lee
1126 S 4th St, Atchison, KS 66002

913-367-6264   (email)

Al Abts
25206 Metro Ave, Tonganoxie, KS  66086  

913-369-9606   (email)

Kristi Sanderson
1252 E Frontier Ln, 66062 Olathe, KS  

913-768-4961 (email)

Cecil Sweeney
19201 S Clare, Spring Hill, KS 66083  

913-856-8356 (email)

Steve Tipton
9491 X Road, Meriden, KS 66512  

785-484-3710 (email)     

Andy Nowachek 

10921 W 91st Terr, Overland Park, KS 66214 913.438.5397 (email)

Becky Tipton 

9491 X Rd, Meriden, KS 66512 785.484.3710 (email)

Christy Milroy 

23840 W 207th St, Spring Hill, KS 66083 913.707.2003 (email)

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association (NEKBA) is a 501(c)(5) (tax-exempt, educational, agricultural) public charity based in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. You may review our letter of exemption from the IRS and verify our standing with IRS Publication 78, upon request. Our Constitution/by-Laws as well as annual financial reporting are available for review within this site (separate page). Also available are board meeting minutes, upon request.

On this page, you'll find a list of our current board members well as their contact information, and a list of our board-at-large. Our members are strictly volunteers for the promotion of beekeeping. 


We are a Not-for-Profit IRC 501(c)5 (agricultural-educational) organization; run by dedicated volunteers; supported primarily by membership subscriptions.  

The IRC status means that the association is a tax-exempt organization.  While donations are always welcome, under this status they are not tax deductible as a qualified charitable contribution. However, your membership and magazine subscription(s) may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

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