Our organization was originally founded as the “Kansas State Bee Keepers” in 1903. Annual dues were $1.00.
Susan's husband is Gary Reuter, scientist, a.k.a. Gary-of-all-trades. A longtime hobby beekeeper and trained in technology education, Gary began working with Marla when she moved to Minnesota in 1993. Without his hard work, the program would not be what it is today. Until Gary's retirement, he maintained the research colonies, helps train and work with students in the field, designs and builds specialty equipment and speaks to beekeeping, student and civic groups. He is a past president of both Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Wisconsin Honey Producers Association and director of the American Beekeeping Federation, and remains active in these groups. He still finds time to manage his own colonies, while learning to blacksmith, maintaining an orchard, and helping his wife raise sheep.
Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization.
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The next program is:
Thursday, November 18th, Beeswax - Cleaning & Candl-making with Susan (Ginger) Reuter
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: November 18, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance(required) for this free meeting: (Link)
**After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thursday, December 16th - Quick Holiday Gift Ideas
At our bi-annual meetings, you will find lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions. These meetings are held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper are available.
Did you know? The honey bee is the State Insect of Kansas. Kansas designated the honey bee as official state insect in 1976 in response to a petition signed by over 2000 Kansas school children to make the honey bee the state insect. A quote from Kansas House Bill 2236; "... The honey bee is like all Kansan's in that it is proud; only fights in defense of something it cherishes; is a friendly bundle of energy; is always helping others throughout its lifetime; is a strong, hard worker with limitless abilities; and is a mirror of virtue, triumph and glory;... The honey bee, by making its honey, gives not only to Kansans but also to all the world's peoples a gift which is sweet and wholesome, something which all Kansans strive to emulate in other ways."
"Beautiful Beneficial Beeswax for Body & Home" ~ KHPA September 2021 from Becky Tipton's presentation September 16, 2021.
Our most current newsletter 4th Quarter (October) 2021 edition "The Cappings" is available.
The in-person Fall Conference is Friday & Saturday, November 2021.
Program & Speaker Details as-of 13 October 2021
Meeting location: Courtyard by Marriott Salina, KS Pls call by
1 November 2021 to make your (block: KHP) reservation.
KHPA - 2021 State Fair Volunteers - We couldn't do it without you.
Register as a 2021 volunteer by going to SignupGenius_(KHPAlink).
As a way to promote honey bees and their products, each year we sponsor a booth at the Kansas State Fair. Our booth at the fair is in the Pride of Kansas Building. The 2021 fair runs from September 10 - 19, 2021.
We rely on our membership to help man the booth, and would appreciate any time you have to offer. This is a wonderful time to interact with the general public. Meet with the public and share your beekeeping knowledge.
Questions? Please contact 2nd VP, Kristi Sanderson via email. She'll get back with you asap.
Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program
There is a new program for Best-management practice beekeeping. The program covers beekeepers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Learn the benefits and reasons to join. To participate, one needs to join. It's free and it's easy. Learn more information about the program.
The Honey Bee - the official State Insect of Kansas since 1976.
The Kansas Honey Producers' Association (from 1903 to 1981 aka: Kansas State Beekeepers' Assn)
Support Kansas' Beekeeping with your membership. We hold meetings twice annually through out the state with great speakers and presentations while publishing a quarterly newsletter. In addition, we have established apiaries through out the state, using our apiary products to demonstrate and sell to the public at the Kansas State Fair, held annually in Hutchinson, KS in September. The fair gives us an opportunity to promote Kansas' honey and beekeeping. We have supported a scholarship/grant program for nearly 18 years in which we have donated bees, expertise, wooden-ware, and other supplies in the support of teaching beekeeping around the state. We are a diverse group people, keeping bees as hobbyists as well as on a commercial level. We look forward to meeting you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome. Become a supporting member, register for a meeting, or renew a membership. Review the KHPA Membership Form for details and to print and mail. Or use the convenience of PayPal to sign-up or renew.
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*Conferences for members, featuring current research, beekeeping management techniques, etc.
*Encourage better beekeeping methodology
*Promote cooperation among the beekeepers of the state and nation
*Reach a common understanding regarding our problems and their solutions
*Maintain friendly and helpful relations among beekeeping advocates
*Develop markets for beekeeping products
*Foster closer cooperation among members of the KHPA
*Improve purposes relating to honey bees and beekeeping for our members and the general public
Extracting More $$$ from your Hives- these new, Free, Value-Added programs will be presented on the 3rd Thursday of each month. It is being sponsored by the Kansas Honey Producers Association. To register for this FREE presentation, use the link below. You will get an invitation link for the live presentation sent to you by email.