Bluegrass Beekeepers Association

Beekeepers in the Bluegrass

Association Meeting Information

The Bluegrass Beekeepers meet monthly throughout the year excluding January and August. The meetings are the second Monday of each month and include an always fabulous potluck starting at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are held at the Fayette County Extension Office in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Join us Monday, June 13 at 7 pm for our monthly association meeting held at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington. Our speaker will be Randy Oliver. He will present via Zoom on his latest research. You do not need to be a member to attend. Come at 6:30 for an open Q&A time to ask any questions you might have about keeping bees. We have a potluck at 7:00 (bring your own beverages) and the meeting will begin at 7:30. Members, if you would like to ensure you receive an email invitation to attend the meeting via Zoom, please confirm that we have your email address by sending it to

The annual Beekeepers School hosted by the Bluegrass Beekeepers Association and the Capital City Beekeepers will be virtual this year! Join us March 12, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST for a full day of classes from some excellent speakers! There is no cost to attend this online Zoom event.

Click the link below to see the flyer for more information:

2022 Beeschool Flyer


Click the link below to register:

Bluegrass Beekeeping School 2022

A message from Simone Kerr:

Hello my beekeeping friends!
I am regretfully looking for a new home for my bees. We have been backyard beekeeping in Lexington, Kentucky for the past 6 years and enjoyed it so much. We love the honey our bees produce. On Sept 1, my 7 year old daughter went to the emergency department with a severe acute anaphylactic reaction to a bumblebee sting while picking berries in our yard. It was not her first sting so I was shocked to see her in such a way. We cannot keep our bees in our backyard any longer. We have 3 hives (they consist of 2 deep, 2 small super boxes, bottom and top board per hive). We have two hives with a 10-Frame Ultimate Cypress Hive Stand with West Beetle Trap & IPM Board Select Assembled. We also have basic tools, smoker, bee suit, and gloves that are negotiable, in addition to honey B well, and honey B healthy.
We are asking $250/hive. If you or someone you know is interested in these hives I can be contacted via phone, text, email. Simone Kerr 571-274-8319,

The June meeting will be at McConnell Springs in Lexington on June 14th at 7pm. We will have the Beginners Q&A Session at 6:30pm if you have questions. The speaker will be KY State Apiarist, Tammy Horn Potter.

Feel free to bring your own food and lawn chair.
Take exit 6 on New Circle Road toward town. In one mile, directly across from the Fire Training Center, turn on McConnell Springs Drive. At the dead end, turn left on Cahill Drive, then turn right on Rebmann Drive to McConnell Springs parking lot.



We have missed getting together as an Association since the Extension office closed to groups. The office is still closed but the weather is warm enough that we can meet outdoors.

We will be meeting May 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Woodford County Fairgrounds, 293 Beasley Drive, Versailles.  From Lexington, take Versailles Road to Bluegrass Parkway. Take first exit #68 (Hwy 33), turn right (towards Versailles) at the top of the ramp. At the first light turn left onto Falling Springs Blvd. Follow signs to Falling Springs. Road ends at park entrance. Enter park, cross the railroad tracks and turn left, keeping the Railroad Museum on your left. Huffman pavilion is at the far end of the  parking lot.

We will not have any food provided (but you could bring your own) and everyone should bring your own camp chair/lawn chair. Masks are optional as they are not required outdoors. There are restrooms available near the pavilion.

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