Kansas Honey Producers Assn (KHPA)

2017 Fall Meeting Information

Beekeeping – Good Fellowship   SINCE 1903

Exploring the wonderful world of beekeeping together.


(formerly k.a. The Kansas State Beekeepers’ Association – prior to 1981)

KHPA 2017 Fall Meet Agenda & Reg (download). PENDING when available

Friday and Saturday October 27th & 28th, 2017   

at the Ramada Inn 2700 W 18th St, Emporia KS 66801

Phone for reservations #620-341-9287

The hotel special rate of $65 (double bed) or $75 (king bed) per night plus tax includes free WiFi. This hotel is nearing a complete renovation. Please make reservations by September 27th to get these rates. Mention that you are part of the Kansas Honey Producers group.

We have some really fine guests lined up for this meeting!

One of our guest speakers several of us had the pleasure of hearing speak at the North American Beekeeping Conference. Dr. Yong Park is from the University of Arkansas. His presentation on Honey Bee Morphology and Anatomy was fantastic. He brought in microscopes so that we could all look at the bee parts. He’ll do the same for us! Another presentation he’ll be giving is on Small Hive Beetles. He will be presenting four times.

Secondly,, one of our favorite people in the world is Clint Walker of Walker Honey Farm & Dancing Bee Winery, in Rogers Texas. Clint’s family business was forced to change when African Bees moved into the area and put the cabash on their queen and package bee business. They were forced to reinvent themselves and he’ll share those experiences with us.

Our third guest speaker is Reyah Carlson, an Apitherapy specialist, from Vermont. She is highly regarded in her field. One of her presentations is The Medicine Chest known as the Bee Hive. She also presents on the health and nutrition of all honey bee produced substances and how to use them, raw honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and venom. She will also demonstrate the sting technique and application. She is currently researching the use of bee sting therapy on tick borne illnesses. She is highly recommended by KHPA member, Tim Tucker. Reyah will be presenting four times.

Note: Honey Appetizer competition-Friday at 5:00 Members are asked to bring Appetizers and recipes to share with others-prizes will be awarded to winners

If you have questions about the program please contact me (Joli) by phone at 913-856-8356 or by email (use ‘KHPA’ one the subject line) at joli@heartlandhoney.com. Please start letting folks in your local area know so that they can save the dates.  KHPA Meeting Information (link).  If you belong to a local beekeeping group please promote our meeting to your group.

The Kansas Honey Producers Association (KHPA) is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization; run by dedicated volunteers; supported primarily by membership dues (subscriptions). The IRC status means that the association is a tax-exempt organization. While donations are always welcome, they are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution but membership dues and subscriptions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.

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