BeeVents 2015

July 13
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

August 10
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

August 28

     Working at State Fair

September 7
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

October 12
     Audubon Beekeepers Association Meeting

​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

June 8, 2015

Meeting was called to order by President Larry Stone ,  opened with prayer and minutes of last meeting as well a treasurers report

LV Dugger gave a report from scholarship committee, it will be put on hold until fall term begins

Debbie Lowrance is overseeing the Henderson County Fair--Volunteers signed up to help

Lake Barkley Field is June 20

State Fair work day is August 28, sign up sheet available

Cathie Cure gave an update on new library books, be sure to check out what she has and use to see what she has and feel free to check them out.

Door prize donated by Sid and Gayle Steib---Thanks to Elizabeth an Chris Devoto for refreshements and Congratulations on their recent marriage

Audubon Beekeepers