Beekeeping Information & Resources

 

Click here to download the best beginners' beekeeping guide, written by Dr. Thomas C. Webster of Kentucky State University.

Do you have an annual bee plan? Bees require year-round attention. This guide explains the yearly bee calendar.

Make sure your bees have plenty of resources for making honey! Check out the Selecting Plants for Pollinators guide. In addition, UK research developed a list of Woody Ornamentals for Bee-Friendly Landscapes in the Ohio River valley.

Read about the Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan, created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Farm Bureau, and Kentucky Cooperative Extension.

 

Kentucky Beekeepers Association

 

Visit the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association website (and on Facebook). Dues are $15 per family a year. Members of the Kentucky Beekeepers Association enjoy the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to meet new friends in all phases of the beekeeping industry at the three yearly conventions held in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
  • Opportunity to sell honey at the KY State Fair Honey Booth.
  • Discount on American Bee Journal and Bee Culture.
  • Work closely with the KY State Apiarist.
  • A chance to participate in the legislation process in forming and influencing legislation that affects the beekeeping industry.
  • Opportunity to buy or sell beekeeping equipment and bees on the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association website.

Click here to learn more about joining the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association.

 

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture also provides a great deal of information concerning bees, including how to raise a wildflower garden, grant oppotunities for beekeepers, and beekeeper suppliers.

 

Oldham County Beekeepers Association

 

New beekeepers are invited to attend or join the Oldham County Beekeepers Association. Benefits include educational talks at most meetings, ability to ask experienced beekeepers questions, and networking. Past meetings have also included beekeeping workshops and demonstrations. The Beekeepers meet at the extension office on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

 

Contact Ag Agent Traci at 222-9453 for further information about Oldham County Beekeepers.

 

Claude Nutt is the current president of the Oldham County Beekeepers Association.