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The Northern Kentucky Beekeepers 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 can download our Brochure Here

Even if you don't keep honeybees, there is a lot you can do to help preserve and protect. "Bee" a part of the solution, as there is a lot we can learn from the honeybee.
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Next Meeting:

Tuesday June 7th
6:30-8:30pm at the 
Boone County
Extension Center

Meeting Topic:
How to extract honey

Please visit our CALENDAR Page to view upcoming meetings and events.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Click here for our meeting notes archive.

 Have A Swarm?

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

We have a list of members that can respond quickly to help capture a swarm.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a member in your area.

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 honeybee population. We respectfully request that you please do not spray honeybees with water or a pesticide. Contact us if you have a swarm and would like one of our beekeepers to remove it and add it to their apiary.

Never underestimate the value of the honeybee for pollination, honey, wax and other hive commodities that are used in everyday products. Even if you don't keep honeybees, you can do a lot to help them survive.

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

2016 NKYBA Officers

President: Tom Spille tomspille@yahoo.com

Vice President: Rhonda Hampton randb@fuse.net

Secretary: Melanie e. Derrick mel_derrick@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Anna Gurley awgurley@gmail.com

Member at Large: Carl Knochelmann carlk@fuse.net

  NKYBA Members' Honeybee Swarm List Contacts

Blenke, John                   813-758-9009 (Campbell)
Bushelman, Rita              859-586-6641 (Boone)
Bushelman, Tom              859-859-689-7789 (Boone)
Carr, Jack                        859-630-6172 (Boone)
Gluck, Brenda               859-242-2420 (Bracken)

Hagedorn, Katie               859-757-8327 (Campbell)
Hunt, Jack                       859-620-3174 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Kerr, John                       513-608-9013 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Knochelmann, Carl            859-466-5700 (Kenton, Campbell)
Kreutzjans, Michelle          859-344-1421 (Kenton)
Messer, Pamela                859-991-5197 (Boone)
Meyer, Stacie                   654-1330/859-620-8208 (Pendleton)
Moutoure, Pete                859-380-8472 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Moyer, Michael                 859-802-5903 (Campbell)
Neltner, Kyle                    859-635-1541 (Campbell)
O'Connor, Robin              859-640-2865 (Kenton)
Ridings, Bill                     859-957-3889 ((Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Rothhaar, Rosie              859-802-1678 (Boone)
Shaughnessy, Nancy & Mick 859-653-4581/859-620/8684 (Kenton)
Spare, Patrick                  859-445-5061 (Kenton)
Spille, Tonia & Tom      859-393-4571/859-393-6323 (Boone, Kenton)
Steidle, Ken                    859-816-9440 (Boone)
Vesper, Christian             513-315-0222 (Boone)
Wheeler, Robert              859-586-6364 (Boone)

Local Building Extraction/Construction Contacts

  • Danny G's Honey Bees (Alexandria, KY) 513-383-5902/dgottmann@hotmail.com
  • John Telek (Ft. Thomas, Ky) 859-640-7453/telekj@hotmail.com

You may also contact your local Cooperative Extension Office for information   on healthy crops for your honey bees to forage.

 Boone County


 Campbell County


 Kenton County


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