Past Topics

To see past meeting outlines and topic info go to the Resources page.

How to get started   
Why keep bees & morphs
Splitting Hives
Installing Bee Packages
Swarm Prevention 
Honey Extraction
Setting up NUCs
Fall Feeding
Beekeeping in Ecuador
Winter Preparation

 Set Your Calendars

When: Sat, June 2, 7:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St, Lawrence, KS 66046, United States 
Description: "Day of Workshops, Keynote Speaker, Swarm Demo., Lunch & Honey Ice Cream

Did you know that Johnson County Community College offers a few levels of beekeeping courses?

The 2018 JCCC Continuing Education course information is available here.

Honey Harvest Workshop

 June 16, 2018 
 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Instructor: Nikki Bowman
Fee: $25.00

It's the sweet part of beekeeping: honey harvest! After a brief review of how bees make honey and how to remove the honey frames from the hive, we'll extract honey from the honey frames using a small extractor and bottle the honey. We'll also discuss storage of honey, and how to use the resulting beeswax cappings. Participants will take home a bottle of honey. No live bees involved. Registration and more information is available at UFM


Nancy Moore of Blueville Nursery will be the guest speaker for the April Meeting. Topic: Garden Planting for Pollinators.

This weekend, Saturday June 2nd, the Northeastern KS Beekeepers Assn. is honoring Dr. Orley (Chip) Taylor for years of work on behalf of the beekeeping industry.  For more information, you can go to our club website at and click on Funday. Dr. Marla Spivak will be here, Dr. Mark Winston, Dr. Gard Otis, Dr. David Roubik, Dr. Jose Villa, Dr. Marion Ellis, Dr. Judy Wu-Smart and more! Questions Call me 913-593-35632. We are also having a Farm to Table dinner on Saturday night to honor Chip.




Meeting Topics

January- Splits, and Swarms

February - State Requirements for Honey Sales

-KDA Speaker

March - What should I be doing this month with my bees?  Open Forum- Bring your questions?

April - Speaker: Nancy Moore. Planning for Pollinators

May - Hive Inspections - Hands on Inspections

Please bring your veil and suit.

June - Honey Extraction Basics: Learn some tips to extract your honey better. 

July - Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases: The key to protecting honey bee colonies from harmful diseases, parasites and other problems is the ability to identify problems early.

August -  What should I be doing this month with my bees? Treating for varroa mite

September - What should I be doing this month with my bees? Getting ready for winter.

October -7th- Social at Paul's Place

     Rain Date Oct. 14

November- No Meeting

December- No Meeting

Monthly Meetings

2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 7 pm @ Sunset Zoo


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