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​From any of the meetings listed in the calendar 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 will be available.

KHPA - 2018 State Fair Volunteers  - We couldn't do it without you.    

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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 2018 fair runs from September 7 - 16, 2018.  


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. 

Congratulations to hour Honey Show winners 2018 Adults and 2018 Youth!   Thank you for participating!                   updated: ,  September 9, 2018 (RB)

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The Kansas State Fair is a State Fair that is held annually, starting the Friday following Labor Day in September, and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. 
Address: 2000 N Poplar St, Hutchinson, KS 67502
Dates: 10 days (starts Friday following Labor Day in September)  Years active: 1913 to present 
Attendance: Approximately 350,000

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*Cooking Contest-Friday, late afternoon. Appetizers with honey as the main sweetener. Members are asked to bring enough for 75 people. Prizes will be awarded and plates will be provided. Please bring recipes.

**Please note that there will be two programs going on at one time and several times there will be (3) choices. The (1) Queen Rearing workshop which is limited to 30 people and the (2) Ukrainian Eggs workshop is limited to 12 people. Both will need to be pre-registered. For those two workshops you must email Joli at or call her at 913-593-3562 to reserve your space.                   ​updated: August 24, 2018 (RB)

The Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization, run by dedicated volunteers, and supported primarily by membership dues (subscriptions). The IRC status means the association is a tax-exempt organization. While donations are always welcome, they are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. However, membership dues and subscriptions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.

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Our most current newsletter (3rd Quarter 2018) of  newsletter "The Cappings" (download) is availableFor questions about membership or registration, please send us an email. We will help you with any issues you may have in this regard. 

Scholarship/Grant applications are due October 5, 2018
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The Kansas Honey Producers Association (KHPA)

aka  Kansas State Beekeepers


As the state organization for Kansas beekeepers, we provide connections for beekeepers across the state. We do this in several ways: 


  1. KHPA holds 2 meetings a year with outstanding speakers and workshops held around the state with our Spring Meeting in March, and the Fall Meeting in October, bringing beekeepers together from all across the state of Kansas.
  2. KHPA acts as an umbrella organization for our local clubs. 
  3. KHPA publishes a quarterly newsletter that includes events and meeting .
  4. KHPA provides public education and services about beekeeping with our members speaking to garden clubs, schools, and other educational groups.
  5. KHPA has established apiaries throughout Kansas, using our apiary products to demonstrate and sell to the public at the Kansas State Fair.
  6. KHPA has donated thousands of dollars in bees, hives, and supplies to teach beekeeping through our scholarship and grant programs for nearly 15 years.
  7. KHPA has representatives who attend national beekeeping meetings to assure that we have current knowledge available to us in Kansas.
  8. ​KHPA supports beekeepers and beekeeping. You can support the Kansas Honey Producers Association with your membership.

The Kansas Honey Producers Association (KHPA), formerly The Kansas State Beekeepers Association -the name changed in the 1981, was started over a 111 years ago for the purpose of promoting good beekeeping practices, to promote honey, to enable beekeepers from various areas to meet and share experiences and ideas, and to publicize the honey bee as an important contributor to the nation's food supply. The date on the association president's gavel for the association's founding is December 30, 1903.

Our website serves to inform the public and other fellow beekeepers with industry news, membership information, meeting schedules, and contact information. Keep informed. Stay in touch.

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Re-new or become a supporting member using the convenience of PayPal.   No forms need to be printed or mailed. Convenient. However, here's the 2019 membership form (download)if you would like to print & mail. The 2018 Fall Conference Outline/Registration form is available to review or mail with your check payment. You may also register via PayPal for convenience (below).