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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 and print our
Brochure Here

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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Our annual bee school is Saturday 2/28.
Sign-up & information can be found here 2015_Bee_School_flyer.pdf
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Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 3 at the Boone County Extension Office from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We are meeting in lower level Kells room
Topic discussion will be hive installation

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, give us a call. 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 scroll down  to the bottom of the page to find a local member that is 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

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

  Honeybee Swarm List Contacts
Please feel free to give us a call!

Allender, Will               859-609-5892 Campbell
Gluck, Brenda               859-242-2420 Bracken
Gurley, Anna               859-750-6417 Kenton
Ison, Dave                       859-727-2955 Kenton/Boone
Janicki, Mike & Carolyn      859- 356-7574 NKY
Knochelmann, Carl           859-331-2700 Kenton/Campbell c: 859-466-5100
Kreutzans, Michelle           859-663-7920 Boone
Mallery, John               513-600-1857 NKY
Marzano, Brian               859-468-1138 Campbell
Meyer, Luke & Stacie         859-654-1330 Pendleton c: 859-620-8228/859-620-8208
Newman, Bob               859-240-4871 Campbell
O'Brien, Ralph               859-689-4761 Boone
Rebholz, Jacob               859-620-2273 Campbell
Rice, Jay                       859-331-9695 Kenton c: 859-802-3236
Schneider, Greg               859-380-2386 Kenton/Villa Hills
Schultz, Earl               859-635-9158 Campbell/Alexandria
Spille, Tonia               859-393-4571 Boone/Kenton
Steidle,Ken                       859-816-9440 Boone/Kenton
Wilson, Craig               859-750-4984 NKY 859-282-1158
Zembrodt, Ron               859-384-3287 Boone c: 859-547-9824


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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