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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. 
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And in this ever changing world in which we live in...
Even if you don't keep honeybees, there is a lot that you can do to help preserve and protect. "Bee" a part of the solution. There is a lot we can learn from the honeybee.
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Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 7 at the Campbell County Extension Office from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Topic discussion will be swarms.

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

Click here for our meeting notes archive.

 Have A Swarm?

If you have a swarm of honeybees, please 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 contact 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 honey bee population.  We respectfully request that you please do not spray the bees. 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 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 & Local Suppliers:
If you are a local supplier and want on our list, please let us know!

2015 NKYBA Officers

President: Stacie Meyer staciemeyer@gmail.com

Vice President: Anna Gurley awgurley@gmail.com

Secretary: Melanie e. Derrick mel_derrick@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Tonia Spille: toniaspille@yahoo.com

Member at Large: Carl Knochelmann carlk@fuse.net

  NKYBA Members Honeybee Swarm List Contacts

Bushelman, Rita              859-586-6641  NKY
Caldwell, Charles             859 835-1942  Campbell
Gluck, Brenda            859-242-2420 Bracken
Gurley, Anna            859-750-6417 Kenton
Janicki, Mike & Carolyn     859- 356-7574 NKY
Hunt, Jack 859-620-3174 Boone (50 mile radius)
Knochelmann, Carl           859-331-2700 Kenton/Campbell c: 859-466-5100
Mallery, John                  513-600-1857 NKY
Meyer, Stacie & Luke       859-654-1330 Pendleton c:859-620-8228/859-620-8208
Montoure, Pete               859-363-7113  NKY
Rebholz, Jacob            859-620-2273 Campbell
Rice, Jay                    859-331-9695 Kenton c: 859-802-3236                        
Schultz, Earl            859-635-9158 Campbell/Alexandria

Spille, Tonia            859-393-4571 Boone/Kenton


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

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