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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Bluegrass Beekeeping School
March 11, 2023 at Kentucky State University in Frankfort
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Doors open at 8:00 am for registration, donuts and coffee
Lunch is provided
Featured speaker is Cameron Jack, Entomologist from University of Florida
classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced beekeepers
cost is $35 (family discounts available) see registration form
hosted by Bluegrass Beekeepers Association, Capital City Beekeepers and Kentucky State University
See the attached flyer for the QR code to register

All are invited to the Beginner Beekeeper’s School hosted at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension by the Capital City Beekeepers Association.

It is on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 with registration beginning at 8AM EST. The program begins at 9AM EST.  It is free to members of our local association, or $10 at the door.

Eventbrite registration/RSVP: https://ccba-beginner-bee-school-2023.eventbrite.com

Questions can be sent to Wes Henry @John Henry or myself @Preece, MacKenzie

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 treasurer@bluegrassbeekeepers.com.

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,
simone.e.kerr@gmail.com

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