The Honey Bee - the official State Insect of Kansas since 1976.

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Our Mission

*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 (4th Quarter 2019 edition) "The Cappings" is available.

Conference is Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2020.

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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.

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The organization was originally founded as the “Kansas State Bee Keepers” in 1903. Annual dues were $1.00.

​​The Kansas Honey Producers' March 2020 Meeting Conference 

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. 

Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization.

Meeting ​Where:   Whiskey Creek, Hays, KS

Staying ​Where:   Days Inn by Windham Hotels

    When:  March 6, 7, 2020 - Friday & Saturday 

Association meetings are twice a year.

Don't miss the 2020 Spring Conference!

Please call 785-628-8261 to make your sleeping room reservation by February 7, 2020.

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Our most current newsletter  (4th Quarter 2019) of  "TheCappings" is availableFor questions about membership or registration, you may contact us by email. We will assist with any issues you may have in this regard.  Thank you for your support.

  ​Come Join Us at the 2020 Kansas State Fair !

The Kansas State Fair is in Hutchinson and is fast approaching. It runs September 11 to 20, and we start setting up on the 9th.

This year the sales area will have a new look as we have been asked by the fair administration to adhere to some new guide- lines. The times to volunteer have shifted a bit as well because the building is opening an hour earlier and closing an hour earlier.

Signup genius will be up and live the first part of May. If you have used this app in the past to sign up to volunteer you will be sent an email when it goes live. If you are new, go to to create an account, and look for the signup “2020 Kansas State Fair” or you can look for it by the creators email which is It’s not password protected so don’t pay attention if it asks for a password.

If you would prefer you can always contact me at 913-768-4961 by phone or text and I will help you sign up for the date and time you wish to volunteer.

Thank you and see you in Hutchinson       Kristi Sanderson

2020 March 6&7 Meeting
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KHPA - 2020 State Fair Volunteers  - We couldn't do it without you.    

Register today as a 2020 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 2020 fair runs from September 11 - 20, 2020.  


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. 

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."  

 ​​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 15 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:

Meeting: Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill, 3203 N. Vine St., Hays
Sleeping Rooms: Days Inn, 3205 Vine St., Hays 785-628-8261 Breakfast & WiFi are included

Hotel Registration deadline is February 7th, 2020 to get the blocked room rate of $72.99.