Life Memberships! From the KHPA By-Laws re Life Memberships: Article IX- KHPA Life Membership Criteria
Sec. 1- KHPA annual members may become lifetime members by donating a complete beehive to KHPA for use in the State Bee Yards. The honey produced in the KHPA managed bee yards is sold at the Kansas State Fair. Money generated through honey sales is paid to the general fund to cover the life members’ annual dues.
Sec. 1a-Applying members shall provide the following equipment
2 deep Langstroth-style 10 frame brood supers (9 5/8”)
3 medium Langstroth-style 10 frame supers (6 5/8”)
New frames and foundation necessary to fill each super for a minimum of 50 frames and foundation. The State Bee Yard Coordinator will provide type and preference.
Hive bottom board
Minimum of three (3) pounds of live bees including a queen
Sec. 1b- All woodenware must be commercially manufactured and be in NEW, UNUSED CONDITION. Exterior surfaces must be latex primed and painted white or other light color. Any alternative exterior finish must have the approval of the State Bee Yard Coordinator.
Sec. 1c- Bees for the Bee Yards, including queens, will be purchased by the State Bee Yard Coordinator. The State Bee Yard Coordinator will contact the member with the total cost including delivery. To complete the requirements for lifetime membership the donor will promptly pay the KHPA for the cost of the bees.
Sec. 1d- Delivery of a hive to one of the State Bee Yards will be the responsibility of the donor under the direction of the State Yard Coordinator.
Sec. 1e- Life membership shall begin January 1 of the following year provided all requirements have been satisfactorily fulfilled.!
KHPA Life Membership 08-15-2020.pdf.
Life Time Membership Form
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Interested as a member? You may use PayPal or complete this 2023 Membership form and mail along with your payment. You may also come join us at a meeting and register as part of your attendance. Dues are $15 annually.
One of the member benefits is a 25% discount to the the American Bee Journal magazine. The subscription price to Bee Culture is the regular rate as due to price increase, there is no longer an association discount. The subscription rates are $27.65 and $30.00 respectively, which are good through 12/31/2023. Your subscriptions to both of these magazines will be forwarded at the end of each month.
We think it important to at least give you some more information about the association. We are a Not-for-Profit IRC 501(c)5 (agricultural-educational) organization; run by dedicated volunteers; supported primarily by membership subscriptions.
The IRC status means that the association is a tax-exempt organization. While donations are always welcome, under this status they are not tax deductible as a qualified charitable contribution. However, your membership and magazine subscription(s) may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.
The association was founded in 1903 to serve the needs of beekeepers with the object of advancing the education of the public in Apiculture. The organization’s activities are directed towards enhancing the interests of the honey bee and beekeeping.
Beekeeping provides a never ending source of enjoyment and interest to an ever-increasing number of people of all ages and gender – who are taking it up as a hobby or a subsidiary source of income.
For others who are already keeping bees, we can offer support and advice towards succeeding. We strive to set high standards for the promotion of honey and other bee products, and ensure the best beekeeping practices.
We encourage membership and involvement in the Kansas Honey Producers' Association, which is considered our state affiliate and includes members from all around the state of Kansas and outside the state.
We meet in March and October for a 2 day learning conference. We also volunteer to support the Honey Exhibit at the Kansas State Fair each September in Hutchinson.
We are here as a resource and know that the interest in beekeeping brings much personal satisfaction to our members. Thank you for your interest.
Thanks for your interest and support. You may find it convenient is to use the PayPal function for payment and easy registration. You may also download to print and complete the current 2023 membership form or 2023 Spring Meeting Details to mail with your check payment. Instructions are on the forms. Become a member or renew by registering for one of the upcoming spring or fall meetings. Regular memberships are from January thru December but most renew the either the spring for fall meeting. We also have Life Memberships! Hope to see you there, and thanks for your interest in Kansas Beekeeping. You'll find here our most current edition of our quarterly newsletter (1st Quarter January 2023) "The Cappings".