Welcome to the Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association

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The Northern Kentucky Beekeepers Association

We are an organization of beekeeping enthusiasts. Beekeeping is a centuries old hobby - keeping and caring for honeybees to preserve them for their usefulness in pollinating plants and providing healthy beehive products that include honey, propolis, bees wax and pollen. 
Download our Brochure here

Even if you don't keep honeybees, there is a lot you can do to help preserve and protect. "Bee" a part of the solution, as there is a lot we can learn from the honeybee.
Check out our Learning Center Page

Need to Contact Us?
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Our next meeting: Tuesday April 4
6:30 - 8:30pm
 Boone County Extension Office
6028 Camp Ernst Rd
Burlington KY 41005
Guest Speaker:
Gina Ligon on plants & trees for bees

SAT APRIL 29, 2017
9 am - 4:30 pm
(Sign in begins 8:30am)
Boone Co Enrichment Center
1955 Burlington Pike
(GPS: use 1824 Patrick Dr)
Burlington KY 41005
Instructor: Phil Craft
Former KY State Apiarist
Cost: $20 nonmember
$15 members
$25 walk-in
($5 for kids 12 & under)
*Lunch provided for all registrations postmarked on or before 4/22*
Click for Registration details 

Please visit our CALENDAR Page to view upcoming meetings and events.

ALL meetings are FREE & open to the public


Click here for our meeting notes archive.

 Have A Swarm?

If you have a swarm of honeybees, give us a call. We will be glad to help!

We have a list of members that can respond quickly to help capture a swarm.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a member in your area.

Swarming Season is around April and May! (Sometimes earlier, sometimes later)

  As spring begins to arrive, a vigorous, healthy colony of honey bees - whether from a hive, a tree or your home -may likely swarm as nature's way of continuing their genetic line. Swarms are usually docile and has incredible energy to produce comb, brood and honey.  Swarms can be spotted in unlikely locales from backyards to industrial areas.

Honeybees have had to battle a lot of environmental factors and pests, more so over the last decade. Fortunately, a lot of good folks are interested in doing what they can to help save the honeybee and other pollinators.

NKYBA is committed to assisting in preserving and encouraging the honeybee population. We respectfully request that you please do not spray honeybees with water or a pesticide. Contact us if you have a swarm and would like one of our beekeepers to remove it and add it to their apiary.

Never underestimate the value of the honeybee for pollination, honey, wax and other hive commodities that are used in everyday products. Even if you don't keep honeybees, you can do a lot to help them survive.

Local Honey & Local Equipment Suppliers:
If you are a local supplier and want on our list, let us know!

2017 NKYBA Officers

President: Tom Spille tomspille@yahoo.com
Vice President: Rhonda Hampton randb@fuse.net

            Secretary: John Meier johnnymeier217@gmail.com

Treasurer: Anna Gurley awgurley@gmail.com
Member at Large: Carl Knochelmann carlk@fuse.net

  NKYBA Mentor List


Campbell County: "Danny G" Gottmann dgottmann@hotmail.com

Campbell County: Melanie e. Derrick mel_derrick@hotmail.com

Boone County:
Tom Spille tomspille@yahoo.com

Kenton County: Carl Knochelmann carlk@fuse.net

Pendleton & Southern Counties: Stacie Meyer staciemeyer@gmail.com

NKYBA Members' Honeybee Swarm List Contacts
Bushelman, Rita              859-586-6641 (Boone)
Bushelman, Tom              859-689-7789 (Boone)
Gluck, Brenda                  859-242-2420 (Bracken)
Gluck, Keith                     859-242-0907 (Bracken)
Gottman, Dan                  513-383-5902 (Campbell)              

Hunt, Jack                       859-620-3174 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Janicki, Mike & Carolyn     859-356-7574 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Kerr, John                        513-608-9013 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Knochelmann, Carl           859-466-5700 (Boone, Kenton, Campbell)
Kreutzjans, Michelle         859-344-1421 (Kenton)
Lutz, Andrew                   859-481-5274 (Boone)
Moutoure, Pete                859-380-8472 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Mohr, Jerry                      859-441-5287 (Campbell)
Neltner, Kyle                    859-635-1541 (Campbell)
Ridings, Bill                     859-957-3889 (Kenton, Campbell)
Ruttencutter, Carol & Kurt  859-689-0851 (Boone)
Schneider, Greg               859-380-2386 (Kenton)
Simon, Robert                 859-609-5833 (Boone)
Spille, Tonia & Tom      859-393-4571/859-393-6323 (Boone, Kenton)
Steidle, Ken                    859-816-9440 (Boone, Kenton, Campbell)
Leah Steidle                    859-743-4831 (Boone, Kenton, Campbell)
Taylor, Bob                      859-462-2073 (Campbell)
Vesper, Christian             513-315-0222 (Boone)
John Yri                          859-485-6925 (Boone)

Local Building Extraction/Construction Contacts

  • Danny G's Honey Bees (Alexandria, KY) 513-383-5902/dgottmann@hotmail.com
  • John Telek (Ft. Thomas, Ky) 859-640-7453/telekj@hotmail.com


You may also contact your local Cooperative Extension Office for information   on healthy crops for your honey bees to forage.

 Boone County


 Campbell County


 Kenton County


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