2018 Kansas Honey Producers Fall Meeting

October 26, 2018 – October 27, 2018 all-day
Best Western Angus Inn
2920 10th St
Great Bend, KS 67530
Joli Winer

Fall 2018

Kansas Honey Producers Meeting

Friday and Saturday

October 26 & 27, 2017

Best Western Angus Inn

2920 10th St, Great Bend KS

Adjoining Perkins Restaurant

View Map

Pay by PayPal at www.kansashoneyproducers.org

or click here to print Registration Form

We’ll be meeting at the Best Western in Great Bend, 2920 10th St. You can make you reservations at any time as our block is all set up.  To get the block pricing please make your reservation by October 11th.  You can reserve your room by calling 620-792-3541.  Room rates are $75.95 per night for exterior rooms and $80.95 for interior rooms.

We will have three meeting rooms and will have two programs going on at the same time

Our guest speakers will be:

Gary Reuter: Apiculture Technician, University of Minnesota

Gary will do a 1-day (Friday) Queen Rearing Workshop that will be limited to the 30 people – there will be a nominal fee or $6 charged for some of the materials. It will be payable on Friday.  Saturday you will be able to check your grafts-so maybe an hour on Saturday too. Limited to 30 people

Ginger Reuter: will do a beeswax workshop, a Batik demo & a workshop on Ukrainian Eggs limited to 12 people.

John Miller: Commercial Beekeeper, Gackle SD, Newcastle CA and Blackfoot ID.  Miller Honey Company produces millions of pounds of honey each year.

Pat Randol is from Winterset Iowa and operates Randol Honey Farm.  She has quite a few hives and does several Farmers Markets in the area.  She does a lot of value added products. She will present on Making Goats milk soap with honey and making lotions and lotion bars. They also make creamed and flavored honey, collect pollen and so much more.  They also have a website that they sell from.

Cooking Contest-Friday, late afternoon.  Appetizers with honey as the main sweetener.  Members are asked to bring enough for 75 people.  Prizes will be awarded and plates will be provided.  Please bring recipes.

Please note that there will be two programs going on at one time a several times there will be three choices. The Queen rearing workshop which is limited to 30 people and the Ukrainian Eggs Workshop is limited to 12 people will need to be preregistered.  For those two workshops you must email Joli at joli@heartlandhoney.com or call her at 913-593-3562 to reserve your space.

To finish filling out the program I am trying to add some more solid beekeeping talks to Saturday’s schedule and on Friday I’m trying to add a presentation on social media for rural small businesses. Does anyone have a microwave that you could bring to the meeting for one of our guest speakers to us?  Any ideas for a fun program on Friday night? Call Joli Winer at 913-593-3562 or email me if you have any ideas.

Mark your calendars for Spring, March 8 & 9 2019 in Lawrence KS. We have Dr. Juliana Rangel from Texas A&M.

Thursday, October 25th Board Meeting 8 PM Perkins Meeting rooms

Friday, October 26th

7:45-8:30         Registration-Silent Auction Set up

8:30-8:40         Kansas Room: President Jim Kellie-Welcome

8:50-9:45         Kansas Room: Keynote John Miller, The Big Trends Driving Beekeeping

8:50- 4:50      Sunflower Room, Gary Reuter-Queen Rearing workshop-all day-you must pre-register by calling or emailing Joli Winer at 913-593-3562 or joli@heartlandhoney.com.  Class limited to 30. Fee due at workshop of $6 for materials.

9:50-10:45       Kansas Room: Cheryl Burkhead, Bloom Period of Pollinator Plants in our area-plus great suggestions of what you can plant to attract bees

10:45-11:05     Break

11:05-12:00     Kansas Room: TBA

11:05-12:00     Derrick Room: Ginger Reuter, Encaustic Painting

12:00-12:45     Lunch

1:45-2:45         Kansas Room: Making Creamed Honey (speaker to be announced) Making Flavored Liquid Honey, Pat Randol (1/2 hour each)

2:45-3:05         Break  End of Silent Auction

3:05-3:55         Kansas Room:  Tips and Trips for Finding the Queen

3:05-3:55         Derrick Room: Goatmilk Soap and Lip Balms, Pat Randol presents

3:55-4:50         Kansas Room: Ginger Reuter, Beeswax and Candlemaking

4:50                 Kansas Room: Honey Appetizer contest and meeting of area groups with their representatives-some groups will need to select new representatives for their areas.

6:00                 Kansas Room: Dinner and Program

Saturday, October 27th       

8-8:20              Registration & Silent Auction Set up

8:20-8:30         Jim Kellie Welcome

8:30-9:25         Kansas Room: John Miller, Succession Planning & the ABC’s -Anywhere but California

8:30-9:25         Derrick Room: Pat Randol, Lotions, Balms and Deodorant

9:30-10:25       Kansas Room: TBA

9:30-10:25       Sunflower Room: Completion of Queen Rearing Workshop from Friday-must be pre-registered-check Queen cells

10:25-10:55     Break

10:55-11:15     Presentation by Grant Recipients

11:20-12:15     Kansas Room: Making Labels and Selling on a Website, Pat Randol

11:20-12:15     Sunflower Room-Ginger Reuter, Ukrainian Egg Workshop (Limited to 12 pre-registered people)

12:15-1:00       Lunch- end of silent auction at 1:00

1:00-1:55         John Miller, The Next Ten years will be the Best Ten Years in Beekeeping

1:00-2:55         Derrick Room: Apitherapy-What you need to know to get stinging-Candy Rogers Vinduska

2:00-2:55         Kansas Room: Mead Making, Gary Reuter

2:00-2:55         Derrick Room: Apitherapy continued

3:00-                Kansas Room: General Business Meeting and Elections

Program times and topics subject to change

KHPA Fall 2018 Meeting Registration Form





E-MAIL _____________________________________________________________write email address clearly

⃝      Check here if you would like to receive your newsletter by email

List names of those registered for name tags


Meeting Registration For members: Children under 18 free

Per Person 2- day registration-Friday and Saturday              $ 80.00 X ____ =______ Per Person

1- day only  ______Friday only   ______Saturday only         $ 50.00 X____=______

To register for the Queen Rearing (first 30) and for the Ukrainian eggs (12 people) You must call or email joli to register for those joli@heartlandhoney.com  or      913-593-3562.  There is an extra fee of $6 for the Queen rearing due at the meeting.

Meeting Registration For Non-members: (Includes a 1 year membership)

Per Person 2- Day registration-Friday & Saturday                                           $95.00 X ____ =______

Per Person 1- Day _____Friday only   _______Saturday only                     $60.00 X____=_______

Lunch Friday-Salad and Baked Potato Bar                                     $13.50 X ________=_______

Lunch Friday – Children under 12                                                    $7.00    X________=_______

Lunch Saturday-Sandwich Deli Buffet                                             $15.00 X________=_______

Lunch Saturday – Children under 12                                                 $8.00 X ________=________

Friday Dinner Buffet and Program-Pasta Buffet Penne Pasta with Alfredo & Marinara Meat with a salad bar and a slice of Perkin’s Pie

⃝     Check here if you want a vegetarian meal_______                              $18.50 X_____=______

Children under 12                                                                                                   $8  X _____=______

Membership for Kansas Honey Producers Association:  Renewal    New         $15.00______

Youth Membership 2018 (18 years of age or under)  Renewal   New                   $7.50_______

Donation for Grant Project                                                                                                  $   _______

Northeastern KS Beekeepers Assn. Membership                                                            $15.00______

Total     $_______

Please make checks payable to:  Kansas Honey Producers Assn   or   KHPA and mail to 

Robert Burns, 7601 W. 54th Terr., Shawnee Mission KS 66202

913-481-3504 or email rburnshoney@gmail.com  Registration & payment now accepted with PayPal at www.kansashoneyproducers.org  Note: No Receipts will be sent.


Posted in