University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Southeast Kentucky Beekeepers

Beekepers Tour Bee Yard


The Southeast Kentucky Beekeepers meet at the Laurel County Cooperative Extension Service on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March through October. Meetings begin with a potluck dinner at 6 PM, so please bring a covered dish to share.    Whether you're an experienced beekeeper or just starting out, everyone is welcome!


Next Meeting:

The Southeast Kentucky Beekeepers will meet on March 19, 2015 at 6 PM at the Laurel County Extension Office. The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner. Guest speakers and topics will be:

Larry Chadwell - Making Splits & Installing Packages of Bees

Linda Vanasse - Creamed Honey



If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive newsletters and notifications of upcoming meetings, call our office at 606-864-4167 or send an email to us at DL_CES_LAUREL@EMAIL.UKY.EDU.


2015 State Beekeeping Events and Bee Schools:


January 24th - Eastern Kentucky Winter Bee School (Hazard)


February 7th - South Central Kentucky Bee School (Allen County)


February 7th - South Eastern Kentucky Bee School (Williamsburg)


February 28th - North Eastern Kentucky Bee School (Maysville Community & Technical College)


March 7th - Audobon Bee School (Henderson)


March 7th - Bluegrass Beekeepers School (Kentucky State University-Frankfort)



The Kentucky State Apiarist has more information about current beekeeping issues in Kentucky on their Web page at

New to beekeeping?  Check out these great resource from the Univesrity of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service: 


Beginning Beekeeping for Kentuckians


Beekeeping and Honey Production


Basic Beekeeping Equipment


Basic Beekeeping Operations


Beekeeping References


Varroa Mite Infesting Honey Bee Colonies



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