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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Here are most of the links that Tammy Horn spoke of at our September meeting.

Here’s the pollinator plan for KY. Note, you will likely have to copy/paste this link because it’s a PDF and many browsers can’t handle them well.

The public forum on this will be Nov.05th, which is the Fall KY State Beekeepers Association Meeting at Jenny Wiley State Park.


The Honey Bee Health Coalition:

Tools for Varroa Management


Here’s a link to Scientific Beekeeping on which you can find instructions on how to collect samples for varroa, etc. research:

What This Site Is About



This is to inform you that you may have to reenter your username and passwords if you use a password manager. I just upgraded us to use SSL so that no one(except maybe the NSA..heh) can listen in on users logging into the system. This will make us much more secure. The reason why you may have to relogin is because the “http” changed to “https” and some password managers think that’s a brand new site(and they should)

Many(though not all) of the old blog posts have been added to the site.  I removed some of the announcements about Bee School because I didn’t want it to confuse anyone who was just joining us but many of the articles, links, etc. are available on the site now.

We have a new website that is now (mostly) working. The web address is

First of all, the classified ads aren’t working until after the next meeting because we have to discuss some things regarding payment. So if you want to put up a classified ad, you’ll just have to wait a couple weeks.

Our forum is operational. You will need to create an account on the system and it will let you post questions, etc. I will be adding things to beef up the security in the next few days so if it asks you to verify one of those “CAPTCHAs”, it’s because we’re trying to make it rough on spammers.

If you would like to contribute to the site either by posting to the blog or submitting news, contact an administrator on the FB page and we’ll get you setup. The same goes if you have suggestions for things you’d like to see on the site. A calendar of events is already in the planning and should be up soon.


The Queen Bee

Welcome to the Bluegrass Beekeepers Association’s new website.  The new site should be published around June 30, 2016 so please be patient.

Active members of the Kentucky state beekeepers association are eligible to sell honey at  the KSBA.honey booth at the Kentucky state fair this is a copy of the current price list.

2014 State Fair Honey Prices

Type Selling Price Price toBkeep (70% of sale price)
Extracted Honey    
8-ounce jar 5.5 3.85
1 lb jar 8.5 5.95
Pint jar 11 7.7
1.5 jar 11 7.7
2 lb jar 15 10.5
2.5 lb jar 17 11.9
Quart jar 18.5 12.95
5 lb jar 40 28
8 ounce bear 5.5 3.85
12 ounce bear 7.5 5.25
2 ounce bear 3.5 2.45
Comb Honey   0
1 lb jar 10 7
2 lb jar 16 11.2
Pint jar 12 8.4
2.5 lb jar 17 11.9
Quart jar 20 14
1 lb box 10 7
Ross Round 10 7
Creamed Honey   0
8 ounce jar 8 5.6
1 lb jar 11 7.7
Bulk Wax lbs   0
  10 7
Pollen   0
8 ounce 10 7
1 2 3 6