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Beekeeper of the Year - Award. UNDER CONSTRUCTION 05-30-2020
Nominations may be submitted via this form (download).
PART VI—BEEKEEPER OF THE YEAR from the KHPA Constitution:
The “Beekeeper of the Year” may be selected annually by a committee appointed by the President of the Association. This selection is the sole function of this committee and is not included in the description of any elected officer.
This award shall be given to an Association Member with the following attributes:
Do the most to promote the art of beekeeping.
Promote the Association.
Promote Membership in the Association.
Publicize beekeeping and to introduce the art of beekeeping to prospective future beekeepers.
Honey Producers Association (KHPA), formerly The Kansas State Beekeepers Association, 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. List of Beekeepers of the Year.