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

Kansas Honey Producers Assn (KHPA)

Good Beekeeping – Good Fellowship   SINCE 1903

Exploring the wonderful world of beekeeping together.


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

2017 Spring Meeting Information

KHPA 2017 Spring Meet Agenda & Reg (download).

Friday and Saturday March 10th & 11th, 2017   

at the Ramada Inn 420 SE 6th St., Topeka KS 66607

Phone for reservations #800-432-2424 or 785-234-5400 or on-line.

The hotel rate includes a full breakfast & free Wi-Fi for $83 per night plus tax. Please make reservations by February 15th to get this rate. Mention that you are part of the Kansas Honey Producers group.

We have some really fine guests lined up for this meeting! Our main guest speaker will be Dr. Keith Delaplane from The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences where he is a professor and Walter B. Hill Fellow and Honey Bee Program Director. He is the author of one of the very best beekeeping books Honey Bees and Beekeeping, A Year in the Life of an Apiary. Since he loves to go to state capitol buildings we will tour of the newly remodeled capitol building or dome.

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) at 913-593-3562-(cell) or by email at Please start letting folks in your local area know so that they can save the dates.  KHPA Meeting Information (link)

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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!



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