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The Northern Kentucky Bee Keepers Association
We are an organization of beekeeping enthusiasts.  Beekeeping is a centuries old hobby - keeping and caring for honey bees to preserve them for their usefulness in pollinating plants and providing healthy beehive products that include Honey, Propolis, Bees Wax and Pollen.  You may print a .pdf version of our
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And in this ever changing world in which we live in...
Even if you don't (or can't in your locale) keep honeybees, there is a lot that you can do to help preserve and protect this very important part of our environment. "Bee" a part of the solution. There is a lot we can learn from the honeybee. We are here to help. Check out our Learning Center Page.

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Hello Beekeepers,

It’s time to get back into the “bee” business.  Our next meeting is set for Tuesday, January 6 in the upper level Lutes Room at the Boone County Extension Office from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  

We will be discussing our February bee school.  Everyone’s input into planning our bee school would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and hope to see you there.

Jacob Rebholz, President NKYBA

Anna Gurley, Secretary NKYBA

Please visit our CALENDAR Page to view upcoming events and Beekeeper Meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

Click here for our meeting notes archive.

 Have A Swarm?

If you have a swarm of honeybees, you can call us. We will be glad to help you. 

We have a list of members that can respond quickly to "hive" a swarm. Call Rita Bushelman at 859-586-6641 or just scroll down this page to find a list of members that are willing to help.

Swarming Season is around April and May! (Sometimes earlier, sometimes later.)

  As spring begins to arrive, a vigorous, healthy colony of honey bees - whether from a hive, a tree or your home -may likely swarm as nature's way of continuing their genetic line.  A swarm is docile, not to be feared and it has incredible energy to produce comb and brood and honey.  The swarm can be spotted in unlikely locales from backyards to industrial areas.

Honeybees have had to battle a lot of environmental factors and pests, more so over the last decade. Fortunately, a lot of good folks are interested in doing what they can to help save the honeybee and other pollinators.

The Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association is committed to assisting in preserving and encouraging the honey bee population.  We respectfully request that you contact us if you are the proud recipient of a swarm and would like one of our beekeepers to remove it and add it to their apiary.

Never underestimate the value of the honey bee for pollination, honey, wax and other hive commodities that are used in everyday products. And we should never underestimate that when a very important species is falling into rapid decline we should take notice. Even if you don't keep honeybees, you can do a lot to help them survive.

Local Honey and Local Suppliers:
If you are a local supplier and want on our list, please let us know!

Tom Bushelman & Pamela Messer of Waller Holler Honey still have Raw Honey for Sale from their 2013 Summer Harvest from the Verona, KY area.
Please call:  859-991-5197 or 859-689-7789

Association Beekeepers to serve you...

President: Jacob Rebholz 859-620-2273 jacob.rebholz@yahoo.com

Vice President: Tonia Spille toniaspille@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Melanie Derrick

Secretary: Anna Gurley awgurley@gmail.com

Member at Large: Carl Knochelmann carlk@fuse.net

Webmaster: Craig Wilson craig@wilsonics.com

Here is a list of Members who are available to retrieve swarms.  Please feel free to call them!

Allender, Will 609-5892 Campbell
Gluck, Brenda 242-2420 Bracken
Gurley, Anna 750-6417 Kenton
Ison, Dave         727-2955 Kenton/Boone
Janicki, Mike & Carolyn 356-7574 NKY
Knochelmann, Carl 331-2700 Kenton/Campbell c: 466-5100
Kreutzans, Michelle 663-7920 Boone
Mallery, John 513-600-1857 NKY
Marzano, Brian 468-1138 Campbell
Meyer, Luke & Stacie 654-1330 Pendleton c: 620-8228 620-8208
Newman, Bob 240-4871 Campbell
O'Brien, Ralph 689-4761 Boone
Rebholz, Jacob 620-2273 Campbell
Rice, Jay 331-9695 Kenton c: 802-3236
Schneider, Greg 380-2386 Kenton/Villa Hills
Schultz, Earl 635-9158 Campbell/Alexandria
Spille, Tonia 393-4571 Boone/Kenton
Steidle,Ken 816-9440 Boone/Kenton
Wilson, Craig 750-4984 NKY 282-1158
Zembrodt, Ron 384-3287 Boone c: 547-9824


You may also contact your local COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE for help in producing healthy crops for your honey bees to forage.

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