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Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization.
Association meetings are twice a year.
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KHPA - 2019 State Fair Volunteers - We couldn't do it without you.
Register today as a 2019 volunteer by going to SignupGenius_(KHPAlink).
As a way to promote honey bees and their products, each year we sponsor a booth at the Kansas State Fair. Our booth at the fair is in the Pride of Kansas Building. The 2019 fair runs from September 6 - 15, 2019.
We rely on our membership to help man the booth, and would appreciate any time you have to offer. This is a wonderful time to interact with the general public. Meet with the public and share your beekeeping knowledge.
Questions? Please contact 2nd VP, Kristi Sanderson via email. She'll get back with you asap.
The Honey Bee - the official State Insect of Kansas since 1976.
The organization was originally founded as the “Kansas State Bee Keepers” in 1903. Annual dues were $1.00.
Did you know? The honey bee is the State Insect of Kansas. Kansas designated the honey bee as official state insect in 1976 in response to a petition signed by over 2000 Kansas school children to make the honey bee the state insect. A quote from Kansas House Bill 2236; "... The honey bee is like all Kansan's in that it is proud; only fights in defense of something it cherishes; is a friendly bundle of energy; is always helping others throughout its lifetime; is a strong, hard worker with limitless abilities; and is a mirror of virtue, triumph and glory;... The honey bee, by making its honey, gives not only to Kansans but also to all the world's peoples a gift which is sweet and wholesome, something which all Kansans strive to emulate in other ways."
At our bi-annual meetings, you will find lectures, hands-on workshops and discussions. These meetings are held for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Topics on introductory beekeeping tools and techniques, as well as learning opportunities for the more advanced beekeeper are available.
Our most current newsletter (3rd Quarter 2019 edition) "The Cappings" is available.
Registration information is available now. This year’s fall conference is Friday and Saturday, October 18-19 in Wichita. (Registration details/form to view/print).
Use the convenience of PayPal to register on-line.
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The Kansas Honey Producers' Association (from 1903 to 1981 aka: Kansas State Beekeepers' Assn)
Support Kansas' Beekeeping with your membership. We hold meetings twice annually through out the state with great speakers and presentations while publishing a quarterly newsletter. In addition, we have established apiaries through out the state, using our apiary products to demonstrate and sell to the public at the Kansas State Fair, held annually in Hutchinson, KS in September. The fair gives us an opportunity to promote Kansas' honey and beekeeping. We have supported a scholarship/grant program for nearly 15 years in which we have donated bees, expertise, wooden-ware, and other supplies in the support of teaching beekeeping around the state. We are a diverse group people, keeping bees as hobbyists as well as on a commercial level. We look forward to meeting you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org