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! NKY Beekeepers Association Annual BEGINNING BEEKEEPING SCHOOL !
SAT FEB 25, 2017
10 am - 2 pm
Boone County Extension Office
6028 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, KY 41005
The school is FREE and open to the public
REGISTER by phone: 859-586-6101
or online at boone.ca.uky.edu
Bring brown bag lunch - drinks & dessert provided
This introduction to beekeeping will cover:
Overview of beekeeping
Equipment & Tools of the trade
Hive Installation
Pests & Diseases

There will be door prizes - and a RAFFLE where you could win beekeeping tools, equipment,
even a BEE HIVE & possibly BEES (a NUC HIVE) !


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?
Beefriend us on facebook or scroll down to NKYBA Officers List


Our next meeting: Tuesday March 7 Campbell County Extension Office 6:30-8:30pm
3500 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, KY 41076

SAT FEB 25, 2017
10a - 2 p
Boone Co Extension Office
6028 Camp Ernst Rd
Burlington KY 41005
CALL 859-586-6161 to register

SAT APRIL 29, 2017
9 am - 4:30 pm
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
(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
Blenke, John                   813-758-9009 (Campbell)
Bushelman, Rita              859-586-6641 (Boone)
Bushelman, Tom              859-859-689-7789 (Boone)
Carr, Jack                        859-630-6172 (Boone)
Gluck, Brenda               859-242-2420 (Bracken)

Hagedorn, Katie               859-757-8327 (Campbell)
Hunt, Jack                       859-620-3174 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Kerr, John                       513-608-9013 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Knochelmann, Carl            859-466-5700 (Kenton, Campbell)
Kreutzjans, Michelle          859-344-1421 (Kenton)
Messer, Pamela                859-991-5197 (Boone)
Meyer, Stacie                   654-1330/859-620-8208 (Pendleton)
Moutoure, Pete                859-380-8472 (Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Moyer, Michael                 859-802-5903 (Campbell)
Neltner, Kyle                    859-635-1541 (Campbell)
O'Connor, Robin              859-640-2865 (Kenton)
Ridings, Bill                     859-957-3889 ((Boone, Kenton & Campbell)
Rothhaar, Rosie              859-802-1678 (Boone)
Shaughnessy, Nancy & Mick 859-653-4581/859-620/8684 (Kenton)
Spare, Patrick                  859-445-5061 (Kenton)
Spille, Tonia & Tom      859-393-4571/859-393-6323 (Boone, Kenton)
Steidle, Ken                    859-816-9440 (Boone)
Vesper, Christian             513-315-0222 (Boone)
Wheeler, Robert              859-586-6364 (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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