The Honey Bee - the official State Insect of Kansas since 1976.
Spring 2021 March 6 Virtual On-line Meeting, KS via Zoom
Fall 2020 October 23 Virtual On-line Meeting, KS via Zoom
Spring 2020 March 6 & 7 Whiskey Creek Grill & Days Inn Hays, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2019 October 18 & 19 Best Western Wichita North, Wichita, KS Meeting Agenda
Spring 2019 March 8 & 9 Douglas County Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS Meeting Agenda
Fall 2018 October 26 & 27 Best Western Angus Inn, Great Bend, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2018 March 9 & 10 The Cedars, McPherson, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2017 October 27 & 28 Best Western Hospitality House Emporia, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2017 March 10 & 11 Ramada Inn, Topeka, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2016 October 28 & 29 Whiskey Creek Grill & Days Inn Hays, KS Meeting & Agenda
Spring 2016 March 4 & 5 Lamplighter Inn Pittsburg, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2015 October 30 & 31 The Cedars McPherson, KS
Spring 2015 March 13 & 14 Holiday Inn at the Campus Manhattan, KS Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2014 October 17 & 18 Clarion Inns & Suites Wichita, KS
Spring 2014 March 14 & 15 Whiskey Creek Grill & Days Inn Hays, KS
Our bi-annual Spring (March) and Fall (October) meetings consist of timely topics and lectures. We offer workshops and special discussions. The meetings are followed by a brief update on current business and board topics. Hot coffee, tea, and water are available during breaks. For details, check the most current newsletters. Our meetings are open to all and provide a way to interact and get to know other beekeepers from all over the state.
Fall 2013 October 18 & 19 Capitol Plaza Topeka, KS
Spring 2013 March 1 & 2 Best Western Wichita, KS
Fall 2012 October 19 & 20 GuestHouse Inn Emporia, KS
Spring 2012 March 2 & 3 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Fall 2011 October 21 & 22 Best Western Angus Inn Great Bend, KS
Spring 2011 March 4 & 5 Holiday Inn Holidome Topeka, KS
Fall 2010 October 15 & 16 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Spring 2010 March 5 & 6 Ramada Inn Hays Convention Center Hays, KS
Fall 2009 October 16 & 17 GuestHouse Inn Emporia, KS
Spring 2009 March 6 & 7 Marriott Hotel (Joint meeting with MO State Beekeepers) Overland Park, KS
Fall 2008 October 17 & 18 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
Spring 2008 March 7 & 8 Highland Hotel & Convention Center Great Bend, KS
Fall 2007 October 19 & 20 Holiday Inn Lawrence, KS
Spring 2007 March 2 & 3 Hays Holiday Inn Hays, KS
Fall 2006 October 6 & 7 Holiday Inn Topeka, KS
Spring 2006 March 3 & 4 Marriott Hotel (Joint meeting with Mo State Beekeepers) Overland Park, KS
Fall 2005 October 14 & 15 Best Western McPherson, KS
Spring 2005 March 4 & 5 Ramada Inn Emporia, KS
Fall 2004 October 16 & 17 Dodge House Dodge City, KS
Spring 2004 March 5 & 6 Ramada Inn Emporia KS
Fall 2003 October 17 & 18 Best Western. McPherson, KS 100th Anniversary Celebration
Spring 2003 March 7 & 8. Ramada Inn Emporia, KS 100th Anniversary Celebration
Fall 2002 October 18 & 19 Red Coach Inn Salina, KS
Spring 2002 March 1 & 2 Best Western Holiday Manor McPherson, KS
The Gavel: author, Tim Tucker, from 2002 December "Cappings", page 1 "organized Dec. 30, 1903. Presented to the Kansas State Bee Keepers Association By the President P.R. Hobble Nov. 22 -1910."
WHAT: Spring 2021 Meeting Details (here) current as-of January 15, 2021
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KHPA Meeting Events & Locations since 2002
Location of Treasurer and Webmaster home address, Kansas....
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SPRING 2021 Condensed (Version) Program (last updated 03-06-2021)
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March 5, 2021, Thursday night-Executive Board meeting via Zoom 8:00 pm
*Saturday, March 6, 2021 is the Conference via Zoom (virtual)
8:30-8:40 Announcements: Becky Tipton, President
8:40-9:40 Dr. Samuel Ramsey- Drivers of Honey Bee Colony Losses: What the Data Actually Say...
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong (H.L. Mencken).This sentiment is clearly evinced in the complex issue of heightenedhoney bee colony losses.While the data do not present a singular culprit, they doshow how the interconnected web of natural and man-made stress factors have negatively impacted honey bee populations.These data further imply that there are actions we can undertake to help the bees. **This presentation will not be recorded.
9:40-9:50 10- minute break
9:50-10:50 Dr. Clarence Collison Applying The Basics Of Honey Bee Biology
10:50-11:00 10- minute break
11:00-12:00 Dr. Samuel Ramsey- Varroa Management: How Mites Should be Treated
Do you want to treat for Varroa but can’t figure out what treatment method is right for you? Well, have I got the presentation for you! Hear the how, when, why and what of Varroa treatment. **This presentation will not be recorded.
12:45-1:45 Dr. Clarence Collison- Spring Preparations and Assessment
1:45-1:55 10- minute break
Choose one of the following- Break out zoom session
1:55-2:55 A Jane Kill presents- Value Added - Making Cold-Process Honey Soap
1:55-2:55 B Ginny Mitchell- Preparing Entries for Honey Shows-part I of 2 session presentation
2:55-3:05 10- minute break
3:05-4:05 A Charlotte Wiggins- author of Bee Club Basics or How to Start a Bee Club
3:05-4:05 B Ginny Mitchell- Preparing Entries for Honey Shows-part 2 of 2 session presentation
4:05-4:15 10- minute break
4:15-4:25 Joli Winer Youth Scholarship programs- Let’s get more in Kansas!
4:25-4:45 Grant Group Presentations
4:45 On-line Silent Auction closes
4:45 General Business Meeting
Program, Topics and Speakers and Times Subject to change.
**outline and schedule subject to change. Most current update: 1-13-2021
Via Zoom (look for the invitation to be sent).