Beekeeping Major Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of beekeepers who increased their knowledge on establishing and maintaining hives, honey production, and marketing


Number of beekeepers who used Extension resources (e.g. autoclave) in their production.



State Apiarist Beekeeping Program

The topic of beekeeping is a popular subject among homeowners and commercial horticulturalist in the central Kentucky area. Many counties have beekeeping clubs or associations for members to be part of, however with the restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups were unable to meet for several months and many horticulture agents had not held a beekeeping program for over a year. While staying within COVID guidelines and following University of Kentucky recommendations to...

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State Apiarist Beekeeping Program

Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Beekeeping Continues Growth

    Extension continues to support the Floyd County Beekeepers Association by offering programming, guidance, and assistance while promoting their efforts. The county continues to have increased interest ... Read More

  • Little Sandy Beekeepers Continue Programming through Pandemic

    The Little Sandy Beekeepers Association meet bimonthly to share ideas and learn tips and techniques to improve their operations. The Association has continued to meet via zoom throughout the COVID-19... Read More

  • Beekeepers

    In 2017 Nikki Rhein, Marshall County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, started a yearly introduction to beekeeping class. Due to the size and quantity of the handout materials for the course, N... Read More

  • Beekeeping

    Education in beekeeping is a never ending program. Covid has slowed in-person meetings, but hasnt slowed the questions and interest in beekeeping. Clientele have noticed the beehives located beside th... Read More

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