Monthly Meetings:

2ND Monday of each month

Refreshments and social time beginning at 6:30pm

Association Meeting Begins at 7:00pm. 

        Henderson County Co-op Extension Expo Center

     3341 Zion Road

     Henderson, KY  42420

Any questions you may call 270 339-7245

​Honeybee Facts

Honeybees are not native to the United States.  They are European in origin.  The early settlers brought them to North America.

Honeybees are not aggressive by nature.  They will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked.

Honeybees represent a highly organized society.  Various bees have very specific roles during their lifetime: e.g., nurses, guards, grocers, housekeepers, construction workers, royal attendants, undertakers, foragers, etc.

The queen bee can live for several years. Worker bees live for six weeks during the busy summer, and for four to nine months during the winter months.

The practice of honey collection and beekeeping dates back to the Stone Age, as evidenced by cave paintings.

The honeybee hive is perennial.  Although quite inactive during the winter, the honeybee survives the winter months by clustering for warmth.  By self-regulating the internal temperature of the cluster, the bees maintain 93 degrees Fahrenheit in the center of the winter cluster, regardless of the outside temperature.

 Be sure to mark calendar!

Audubon Bee School March 5, 2016 

Audubon Beekeepers Association

 

 Dates for 2016

  • January 11
  • February  6--South Central KY Bee School--Scottsville KY
  • February 8
  • March 5---Bee School
  • March 12--Bluegrass Bee School--Frankfort KY
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 7---Spring Field Day
  • May 9
  • June 13---Elect New Officers
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • August 26--Work at State Fair
  • September 12
  • October10
  • November 14
  • December 12--Christmas Party