​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.


Henderson County Co-op Extension Expo Center
3341 Zion Road, Henderson, Kentucky 42420

Audubon Beekeepers


July Meeting was attended by 38, Larry welcomed all and led with a prayer, name tags have been ordered, if you would like one see Jan $10. We got updates from Debbie on the Henderson County Fair, Larry gave an update on the Lake Barkley Field Day. We discussed traps for swarms and different treatments for varroa mites--Education was on what to look for in getting your honey ready to harvest.  Extractor is ready if you need to use it  call Larry and schedule a time 270 339-7245  Refreshments were furnished by Fay Brock and Rita Stone. August Anna Gibson and Frank Sewell will be in charge.  If you can help with the State Fair on August 28, let Larry know.  Remember we have a library with many new items, thanks to Cathie Cure for her work on the library   Thanks to Jan for the donation to library and furnishing door prize





BeeVents 2015


 August 10
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

August 15

      National Honey Bee Day

 August 28

     Working at State Fair

September 7
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

October 12
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

November 9

     Audubon Beekeeper Association Meeting

December 14

       Christmas Party