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"Beautiful Beneficial Beeswax for Body & Home" ~ KHPA September 2021 from Becky Tipton's presentation September 16, 2021.
(free information & handout)
Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization.
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The next program is:
16 March 2023 Pollination Services
Register in advance(required) for this free meeting: (Link)
**After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thursday, 20 April 2023 Making Money with your Bees by providing Pollination Services Agritourism and Beekeeping and Changing Your Future, Clint Walker from Walker Honey Farms, Rogers Texas and Frank Gieringer from Gieringer’s Orchard and Berry Farm, Edgerton KS present.
KHPA - 2022 State Fair Volunteers - We couldn't do it without you.
Register as a 2022 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 2023 fair runs from September 8 - 17, 2023.
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.
This event will not be via Zoom, however some of the presentors will be by Zoom.
Welcome to the Kansas Honey Producers Association or just "KHPA" for short ....
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Welcome to BeeCheck™
BeeCheck is a voluntary communication tool that enables beekeepers and pesticide applicators to work together to protect apiaries through use of the BeeCheck mapping program. It is not a substitute for any state regulatory requirements.
It is free to create an account on Beecheck.org and register (define) all of your Kansas ' bee yard locations.
*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
Our most current newsletter 1st Quarter (January) 2023 edition "The Cappings" is available.
The Fall Conference is Friday & Saturday, 10&11 November 2023.
Meeting location: Courtyard by Marriott Salina, KS. Please make your reservations before October 20, 2023 by calling 785-309-1300.
Everything is up-to-date in Salina!!
From Greg Swob, Program Director about the Spring 2023 Conference Program. March 2023 Program & Agenda.
(updated 08 March 2023)
Find the recordings of these sessions on the Archives page.
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.
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."
Liquid Foaming Soap written instructions and Honey Shampoo from Robin Kolterman's presentation October 15, 2021. (free information & handout)
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.
KHPA October 2022 from Robert Burns' presentation October 20, 2022
(free information & handout)
Our organization was originally founded as the “Kansas State Bee Keepers” in 1903. Annual dues were $1.00.
Matthew Winstead and our own Jim Kellie will be presenters. The Kansas Honey Producers Association- 3rd Thursday, Making More Money From your Hives is at 7pm central. Thursday, March 16th 2023. “Making Money with your Bees- Pollination Services” Matt Winstead from Golden Rule Honey Bee Farm in Bates City MO will present. Matt does pollination and just took bees to California for almond pollination. So he’ll have a lot to share with us.
Jim Kellie, longtime beekeeper from Larned Kansas will also share his thoughts on providing Pollination Services..
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.
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: email@example.com
Beecheck map for Kansas 2022