Education of beekeepers and others with interests in honey bees. A three part series of workshops on Beginning Beekeeping is offered to Kentuckians each year. Current concerns and developments in beekeeping are discussed at meetings of state and local associations. Observation bee hives are maintained at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Farm (U.S. Rt. 60, near Frankfort) and the North Central 4-H camp in Nicholas County.
For research publications and information, see our Apiculture Research page.
- Thomas Webster, PhD, State Specialist 502-597-6351
- Robin Mountain, Apiculture Extension Associate 502-597-6580
Beekeeping Workshops 2005
Beekeeping Events in and near Kentucky for 2005 (10 KB/pdf)
Beginning Level (7 KB/pdf)
Advanced Level (6 KB/pdf)
Maps to Farm and Campus (57 KB/pdf)
Bring your own veil and other protective gear to all classes and meetings.
Kentucky State Beekeeping Association Conferences for 2005 (5 K/pdf)
Dates for the KSBA State Meetings are March 19, June 17-18, and October 15, 2005.
Downloadable Short Publications Available to KentuckyBeekeepers*
The Kentucky Beekeeping Calendar (369 KB/pdf)
The Varroa Mite: An External Parasite of Honey Bees (101 KB/pdf)
New Information on Varroa Mites (80 KB/pdf)
The Tracheal Mite: A Microscopic Parasite of Honey Bees (25 KB/pdf)
Preparing and Mailing Honey Bee Samples for Mite and Disease Diagnosis (11 KB/pdf)
Links to Other Sites
Kentucky Department of Agriculture State Apiarist
Kentucky State Beekeeping Association (KSBA)
KSU Apiculture Research – Control of Varroa Mites
*In PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here to download this free software.