2017 Kansas Honey Producers Fall Meeting

October 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017 all-day
Best Western Hospitality House
3021 US-50
Emporia, KS 66801
Joli Winer

Fall 2017

Kansas Honey Producers Meeting

Friday and Saturday

October 27 & 28, 2017

Best Western Hospitality House

23021 W. Hwy 50,

Emporia Kansas 66801

Pay by PayPal at www.kansashoneyproducers.org

or click here to print Registration Form


To make reservations for the Bet Western call 620-342-7587 and mention the Kansas Honey Producers Association to get the best rate. Room rates are $$79.99 plus tax for a non-smoking double room or non-smoking king. Reservations should be made by October 12th.

One of our guest speakers several of us had the pleasure of hearing speak at the North American Beekeeping Conference. Dr. Yong Park is from the University of Arkansas. His presentation on Honey Bee Morphology and Anatomy was fantastic. He brought in microscopes so that we could all look at the bee parts. He’ll do the same for us! Another presentation he’ll be giving is on Small Hive Beetles. He will be presenting four times.

One of our favorite people in the world is Clint Walker of Walker Honey Farm & Dancing Bee Winery, in Rogers Texas. Clint’s family business was forced to change when African Bees moved into the area and put the kibosh on their queen and package bee business. They were forced to reinvent themselves and he’ll share those experiences with us.

Our third guest speaker is Reyah Carlson, an Apitherapy specialist, from Vermont. She is highly regarded in her field. One of her presentations is The Medicine Chest known as the Bee Hive. She also presents on the health and nutrition of all honey bee produced substances and how to use them, raw honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and venom. She will also demonstrate the sting technique and application. She is currently researching the use of bee sting therapy on tick borne illnesses. She is highly recommended by KHPA member, Tim Tucker. Reyah will be presenting three times.

Make your room reservations at the Ramada in Emporia and as soon as I have to topics in place I’ll have them posted on the KHPA website. A few other topics have been suggested so I’ll try to get those lined up too.

Bring your favorite snack food sweetened with your wonderful honey.  Sweet or savory, healthy or indulgent, bring enough for small portions for about 75 people.  Bring your own serving utensils.  If heating or refrigeration is needed, you are on your own. (FYI If staying at the hotel there are refrigerators and microwaves in the rooms).  We will provide plates and napkins.  Please bring copies of your recipe to share but NO NAMES—let’s keep everyone guessing. Give one copy of your recipe to Becky Tipton for publication of winning recipes.  Contest will be held Friday afternoon (a before dinner treat) and winners announced Saturday morning. A small premium will be awarded but the real win is bragging rights.

If you belong to a local beekeeping group please promote our meeting to your group. If you have any questions please call me at 913-856-8356 or email me at joli@heartlandhoney.com.

If emailing please put KHPA in the message line.

The dates for the next 2 meetings are:
Spring 2018 March 9 & 10 McPherson KS. Dr. Dewey Caron has agreed to attend.
Fall 2018 October 26 & 27 Great Bend KS

Program Subject to Change

Thursday October 26th 8 pm Executive Committee & Board Meeting in the Regency 2 at the Best Western

Friday October 27th

7:30-8:20 am               Registration, Silent Auction Set up, Visit vendors

8:20-8:30 am               President Greg Swob -Call to Order

8:30-9:25 am               Clint Walker: Producing Varietal Honeys: Plants, Plans, Process, Profit, Perchance and Pure Pleasure

9:25-10:20 am             Sue Stringer; KS Agritourism Manager: Opportunities to be a part of the KS Agritourism Program and to be a part of the Limited Liability Protection Program

10:20-10:40 am           Break

10:40-11:35 am           Reyah Carlson: The Medicine Chest Known as the Bee Hive—Pollen and Honey

11:35-12:30                 Loren Minnich: KS Department of Ag., Weights and Measures, Packaging and Labeling Laws

12:30-1:30                   Lunch on your own

1:30-2:25                     Dr. Yong Park: Honey Bees: Morphology and Anatomy

2:25-3:20                    Clint Walker: Boutique Beekeeping for Fun and Profit: How to Self-Define Your Beekeeping Operation

3:20-3:40                     Break & end of silent auction-visit microscopes that are set up by Dr. Park

3:40-4:35                     Reyah Carlson: The Medicine Chest Known as the Bee Hive-Royal Jelly and Propolis

4:35-                              Meeting of the Regional Directors with their constituents-some groups need to choose new directors for their areas

5:00                             Fall Honey Snacks and Hors d’oeurves contest See note above about the rules for the contest -Also visit microscopes that are set up by Dr. Park

6:00                             Dinner & Program TBA-presentation of Beekeeper of the Year & Best of Show Awards


Saturday, October 28th

7:45-8:20 am               Registration, Silent Auction Set up, Visit vendors

8:20-8:30 am               President Greg Swob -Call to Order

8:30-9:25 am               Clint Walker: “Selling” the Farm: Destination Farming, Agri-Tourism and Niche Marketing

9:25-10:20 am             Dr. Yong Park-What Happens after 10 years without any treatment?

10:20-10:40 am           Break

10:40-11:35 am           Reyah Carlson: The Medicine Chest Known as the Bee Hive-Bee Venom Therapy-Technique and Application of the Sting

11:35-12:00                 Grant groups present– Cherry Street Youth Center & Stringtown 4-H

12:00-1:00                   Lunch on your own

1:00-1:55                      Clint Walker: Everything you ever wanted to know about someone else’s bee, honey and mead business but were afraid to ask

1:55-2:50                      Jim Kellie: Agricultural Pesticides & Fungicides.  The Relationship between the Beekeeper and the Farming Community

2:50-3:00                     Break—end of silent auction

3:00-3:55                     Dr. Yong Park: Small Hive Beetles: How to Initiate Egg Laying

4:00                              General meeting and Elections


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