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NEKBA 2024 Bee FunDay Expo!

- June 1, 2024 -


Jun 01, 2024    
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Northwestern Kansas Beekeepers Association

Saturday June 1, 2024
Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS

We are excited to once again be holding our annual Bee FunDay Expo event this year! This event is a family friendly educational experience for all skill levels of beekeeping. We have a fabulous lineup of speakers as well as local Master Beekeepers and NEKBA members filling out the day with presentations, at-the-hive demos and a live swarm demonstration! Our event includes a vendor expo including HillCo,, Dadant and more! There will also be a silent auction, breakfast, hot lunch, and honey ice cream made by club members!

Speakers include:

  • Blake Shook from Texas, commercial beekeeper and owner of The Bee Supply
  • Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, University of Tennessee
  • Rogan Tokach, Auburn University, currently in Thailand studying the Tropilaelaps mite
  • Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab
    Several students from UNL will also be giving talks and conducting at-the-hive demos.
  • Dr. Autumn Smart, Research Assistant Professor of Entomology University of Nebraska-Lincoln