Fall 2021 November 5 &6 Courtyard Marriott of Salina, KS
Spring 2021 March 6 Virtual On-line Meeting, KS via Zoom. Meeting & Agenda
Fall 2020 October 23 Virtual On-line Meeting, KS via Zoom. Meeting & Agenda
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/November) 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."
Open Meeting Policy - Association Board Meeting Scheduled
The Executive Committee, which is comprised of the Elected Officers, will meet the evening before the days of the regular membership meeting. The Executive Committee has jurisdiction and final vote on matters that are discussed.
If anyone has any information or suggestions they wish to bring to the attention to the Executive Committee, these concerns should be expressed to a member of the committee prior to the Board Meeting. It is the policy that meetings of the governing board of the organization, its committees, and advisory boards shall be open to the members and held in public but are not of the public.
Occasionally, meetings or portions of meetings may be closed to the public when considering matters relating to individuals, proprietary information, or litigation. A written statement explaining the reason for the closing of the meeting will be available on the website within a reasonable period of time.
Meeting Minutes - Public Inspection
Appropriate minutes of all open meetings shall be available for inspection by the public upon request to the Secretary or the Secretary's designee. The Secretary or the Secretary's designee will make a written or audio record of the proceedings of each closed meeting. The record will be preserved for at least two years after the meeting. See our Newsletter Archive page for previous meeting minutes.
KHPA Meeting Events & Locations since 2002
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04 November 2021, Thursday night-Executive Board meeting via Zoom 8:00 pm.
*Saturday, 05 November 2021 is the Conference in-person.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 8 pm Board meeting
Friday, November 5th, 2021
8:15-9 am Registration- please pre-register-Silent Auction Set up
9-9:10 Introduction – President Becky Tipton
9:10-10 Varroa Destructor-Biology and Integrated Pest Management, Cameron Jack
10:15-11:05 Hive Health in an Agricultural Landscape and the potential rescue effect of prairie, Randall Cass
11:10-12:05 Developing a Value-Added Product through K-State Food Lab, Sharon Rowan
1-1:50 KDA Weights and Measures, “What Should be on Your Product Labels?” Loren Minnich presents
1:55-2:45 Other Honey Bee Pests and Pathogens, Cameron Jack presents
2:45-3 Break- End of Silent auction at 3
3:00-3:55 The effect of Prairie Strips on Honey Bee Colony Health in Agricultural Landscapes, Randall Cass
4:00-4:55 Value-Added Topic To be determined
6:00 Dinner and Program Lessons from working with beekeepers in rural El Salvador-Randall Cass
Saturday, November 6th
8:30-8:50 Registration and Silent Auction Set up
8:50-9 Announcements President Becky Tipton
9-9:50 Cameron Jack-topic to be determined
9:50-10:40 Attitudes about Pollinator Conservation best practices: a Survey of Iowa Beekeepers, farmers and landowners, Randall Cass presents
11-11:50 Cameron Jack-11:50-12:20 Meeting of area groups to choose area directors
1-1:55 Making Spring nucs/splits -– Get your hive through the winter so that it is strong enough to split! Nikki Bowman presents
1:55-2:50 To be determined
2:50-3 Break-End of Silent Auction at 3
3-3:55 Value Added?? To be determined
4- General Business Meeting and Election
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Location of our 2021 November 5&6 meeting in Salina, KS