Kansas Honey Producers Assn (KHPA)

2017 Fall Meeting Information

Beekeeping – Good Fellowship   SINCE 1903

Exploring the wonderful world of beekeeping together.

THE KANSAS HONEY PRODUCERS’ ASSOCIATION

(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.

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Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Association – 2017 Beekeeping Class

Eager Attendees to the January 2015 Beeswax Soap-making Class

Attendees to the January 2015 Beeswax Soap-making Class held in Lawrence, Kansas

Looking for a Beekeeping Class for 2017? 

Our NEKBA Bee Class (both part I & part II combined) is nearly 10 hours of education for new and those looking for a re-fresher in their early years of beginning beekeeping. Several courses will be presented by our keynote speaker, Keith Delaplane, on the 2nd day or part II of the class. Keith’s book, a field guide, and presenter’s notes are included with each family registration. Additional family members or friends are welcome to attend for a nominal registration fee, which also includes the presentation notebook. We are a non-profit organizations. The fees are calculated to cover the costs of rent, books and materials, as well as shared costs for our keynote speaker.

This event is for beginning & 2nd or even 3rd year beekeepers or those looking for a re-fresher. We like to say that you’ll learn more the 2nd time around. The class is held on 2 weekends as there is much to offer and learn. Trying to hit on all topics in 1 day is a lot to try to absorb. We want beekeepers to get the most and learn the best way possible. Continue reading

NEKBA Annual Bee Fun Day

Upcoming Activities

 June 2017 Fun day Meeting

Saturday, June 3rd  2017, 8:45 am until 5:00 pm

Douglas County Fairgrounds – just north on Harper Street and K-10 Hwy

Northeastern Kansas Beekeeper’s Funday

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Registration: 7:45-8:45, Program 8:45-5:00

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence KS

Fee includes lunch, beverages, snacks, homemade honey ice cream, and a full day of fun!

Bring your hat & veil—we’ll be working through some hives

Cost: $40.00 per person for those pre-registered, $45.00 at the door.                           Walk-ins are welcome! We do appreciate pre-registrations as this helps with our planning for lunch and seating availability. For those pre-registered, by May 25th, there will be a drawing at the end of the event to reimburse 1 (one) pre-registered person for their registration!    Children ages 6-18, $20.00 for those pre-registered, $25.00 at the door.

For those pre-registered (post marked), by May 25th, there will be a drawing at the end of the event to reimburse 1 (one) pre-registered person for their registration!

Click the following links (below) for information and registration. You can mail, if there is time. If not, print, complete, and bring it with you. See you in Lawrence, KS!

TO BE UPDATED IN EARLY 2017

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fundayschedule2016 * Subject to change & pending update for 2017

Visit our website at nekba.org for other club information

NEKBA

Good Beekeeping – Good Fellowship

SINCE 1948

Exploring the wonderful world of beekeeping together.

NORTHEASTERN KANSAS BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION

(A regional association or club)

Visit our website at nekba.org

The Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting current and future beekeepers of Northeastern Kansas, as well as promoting public awareness of the benefits, necessity, and value of the honeybee.

Membership Information

   
  Membership is open to anyone who is interested in bees or bee culture. Dues are $15.00 per calendar year (December 31 – December 31) for the first in the family joining. (Members joining after 1st October receive membership till the end of the following year.) Those joining in June or later in the year may pay $7.50 for 1/2 year. Additional members of that family wanting voting privileges shall be assessed dues at $1.00 per year. Youth memberships (18 years of age and younger) are $7.50 per year. New memberships and renewals should be submitted to the Treasurer.The association 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.The Bee Buzzer, our monthly newsletter, is the official publication of the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association, Inc. and is published monthly. Commercial ads are accepted in the newsletter for a fee, non-commercial ads by paid-up members are accepted free for charge.

The association library is free to all members. Books may be checked out at meetings and kept for a period of 30 days. The honey bee publications, The American Bee Journal, or Bee Culture, as well as The Speedy Bee can be subscribed through the Treasurer. The ABJ through association membership is offered at a 25% discount. 

The Association meets each month on the first Sunday at 2:30 p.m. except during the months of May, July, August, and October when the meetings will be held the first Monday of the month. The association is a non-profit organization; elected officers serve without pay. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting. Check The Buzzer each month for the actual date, time, and location.

Interested in becoming a member of NEKBA? Membership is only $15 annually (January to December) and includes a member subscription to The Bee Buzzer NewsletterHelp support honey bees and the world of local beekeeping.

For more information or questions about the club, please contact the any of the club officers; or write or send an inquiry to the editor, NEKBA, Attn Joli Winer, 19201 S Clare Rd, Spring HIll, KS 66083, or email me, club Treasurer.

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For more information contact Joli Winer at 913-856-8356 or joli@heartlandhoney.com

Visit our website at nekba.org