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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 2009

March 2018 Program (download)

Location of KHPA 2018 Spring Meeting in McPherson, KS....

March 8th, Thursday night-Executive Board meeting at the Cedars at 8:00 pm  1021 Cedars Drive

Friday, March 9th Cedars Conference Center 1021 Cedars Drive
7:45                 Registration & Silent Auction set up (please see note about not bringing items)
8:30                 Call to order by President Jim Kellie
6:00   PM        Dinner & Program: Beekeeping in the California Foothills  

Saturday March 10th
8:00                    Registration & Silent Auction Set up

8:30                    Call to order by President Jim Kellie
3:50-4:30            Business Meeting
      Program Subject to change

Biannual Meeting

The Spring meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers will be held in McPherson at the Cedars Conference Center.  The Hotel for the sleeping rooms for the meeting is the Hampton Inn at 200 Centennial Dr. (just off of I-135) at McPherson.  Rooms are $99.00 a night and includes breakfast and free wi-fi. Reservations must be made by February 16th for this rate.  Mention KHP to get the discount.  Reservations may be made either online at, →choose McPherson, →choose KHP or you may call 620-480-2990 and mention KHP.

Our guest speakers will be Dr. Dewey Caron and Randy Oliver.

Dewey M. Caron is a graduate of Cornell University and Emeritus Professor from the University of Delaware. 
Randy Oliver owns and operates a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Grass Valley in Northern California. 
Cooking contest- Anything Cherries-The predominant sweetener should be honey-please bring printed recipes without your name on them.  Marietta Graham will coordinate. Foods will be tasted on Friday and prizes will be awarded. Participants may bring sauces for ice cream for Friday night dessert too (but this is not part of a contest).

Silent Auction—please do not bring items for the silent auction-we have had a very generous donation from the Brown Family of Donna’s honey pots and gift items—7 boxes! So please save your items until the next meeting.  Donna had some beautiful items and it will be a great auction with money going to our grant program. Becky Tipton Coordinates

Dinner on Friday will be catered by Knackies BBQ and will be a BBQ Buffet.  The Program will be Beekeeping in the California Foothills -Randy Oliver presents:  A pictorial presentation of our season of beekeeping in the California foothills—wintering, building for almond pollination, splitting and nuc sales, building for honey, late summer and fall management.

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Our most current newsletter (1st Qtr 2018 edition) "The Cappings" download is available.

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Kansas Honey Producers Spring 2018 Conference

March 9 & 10, 2018, Friday & Saturday

The Cedars Conference Center 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, KS

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Kansas Honey Producers Fall 2018 meeting-save the dates- October 26 & 27 2018 Great Bend Kansas. 

The fall 2018 meeting of the Kansas Honey Producers will be held in Great Bend Kansas at the Best Western and Perkins.  Details will be available soon.  Please “Save the date”.

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

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       Great Bend 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       Joint Meeting with MO State Beekeepers  Marriott, Overland Park, KS

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