Northeast KS Beekeepers FunDay

June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
Becky Tipton

Northeastern Kansas Beekeeper’s

2017 Funday

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30am

Program: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence KS

Fee includes Lunch, Beverages, Snacks & Homemade Honey Ice Cream and a Full Day of Fun!

Bring your hat and veil or bee suit -we’ll have workshops at bee hives!
Cost: $40.00 per person for those Pre-registered, $50 at the door

Children under 5 free, ages 6-18 $17.50 for those preregistered $20 at the door

Pre-Register by May 22nd to be in a drawing to get your registration refunded

Click here for Registration Form or to register online visit our website at WWW.NEKBA.ORG

For information contact Becky Tipton at 785-484-3710 or

Guest Speakers

Jennifer Berry M.S., 2000, University of Georgia, Entomology.   For the past 17 years, Jennifer Berry has been the Apicultural Research Professional and Lab Manager for the University of Georgia Honey Bee Program. Her research objectives have focused on improving honey bee health, the sub-lethal effects of pesticides on beneficial insects and IPM techniques for varroa and small hive beetle control.

Scott Debnam, a graduate of the University of Montana Wildlife Biology program and has 14 years of experience managing the research colonies for the University. His research focuses on the movement of pollinators through the environment and the ecological patterns that influence their plant choices.

Dr. Judy We-Smart, Entomology Extension Specialist University of Nebraska, Lincoln whose area of interest was sublethal effects of neonicotinyl insecticides on honey bee and bumble bee queens and colony development. She rocks!

Dr. Marion Ellis, a retired professor of entomology and researcher from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be a feature speaker. We love him!

Dr. Chip Taylor—the swarm king! He is the Founder and Director of Monarch Watch; Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Swarm Demo with Dr. Chip Taylor!

Hands-on workshop and presentations all day!


Mann Lake Supply

Brushy Mountain

Dadant and Sons-If you wish to preorder do so by the end of May, ask for -Arlyn or Gina. 217-847-3324

Jordys Honey, Robert Hughes 913-681-5777

Heartland Honey, Cecil Sweeney 913-856-8356

Douglas County Master Gardeners

Flower & Plant Sale Dreher Bldg. Patio

Door Prizes: The swarm from the swarm demonstration will be given away in a single hive. There will be door prizes from supply dealers.  You must be present to win and you must fill out an evaluation form to win any door prizes.

Motels that are in Lawrence:

Best Western, 2309 Iowa, 785-843-9100

Hampton Inn, 2300 W. 6th, 785-841-4994

A Silent Auction will be held to benefit the

NEKBA Scholarship Program

Donations of auction items are appreciated!


Program & Speakers Subject to Change visit our website to register



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