Our general meetings will be held the First Thursday of the Month, at 6:30 PM in Yates Hall, on Pittsburg State University campus, Pittsburg, Kansas. Other related events will be announced via this website, facebook, email and/or text messaging.

 

Education and sharing information is our goal. We will include beginning beekeeping classes and more advanced beekeeping instruction throughout the year including lecture, and field experiences. HBASEK meetings will often feature guest speakers who teach from experience, utilizing hands-on demonstration, discussion with the audience, and multi-media presentation. Presentation subjects will vary, but will cover the many facets of beekeeping strongly emphasizing the beekeeper's calendar for our geographic area.

 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME - New and Veteran Beekeepers, Bee Enthusiasts, Farmers, Students, Nature Lovers, Young and Old ... ANYONE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THESE CRITICAL POLLINATORS! 

Let's Talk Money ...

Unless we are having a special event where a fee is posted ... There is NO CHARGE to come to our regular meetings, and you DO NOT have to be a member to partake in what we are offering ... All are welcome to join us for Education, Entertainment, and Enthusiasm for Bees ...

 

BUT, we are most definitely offering the opportunity to be a member of HBASEK for a nominal fee!

 

$15 Annual Membership Fee -

Help us/you teach and mentor others who want to pursue better beekeeping practices!

 

~ Support travel for Guest Speakers

~ Pay for things like website url, 

   printed handouts, snacks ...

~ Goal in the future is to offer

   support and scholarships to New

   Beekeeper(s)

~ Things we don't even know yet ...

To Make A Prairie

Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

 

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee.

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few.

Nov 9th, 2019 - Saturday

2019 BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLINIC -Yates Hall on PSU Campus (see Contact Page for Map)

 

Doors Open for Registration 8:00 am- 9:00 am    

Program Runs 9:00am-4:30pm

 

To Register:

Email to contact.hbasek@gmail.com 

Or Text: Linda Russell 620-249-5631

Please let us know how many people will be in your group.

 

To Pay:

We will collect payment at the door 

Registration will be 8:00 to 9:00 am. Come have a cup of coffee and a muffin before we start.

Cost:  $25.00 per person

This includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping by DelaPlane and Lunch on site.

If you have the book, then the fee will be $15.

Lunch: Provided as part of the program

Lunch is on site, coffee, tea, water. Snacks available throughout the day.

Nov 7th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Replaces our normal 1st Thursday of the Month mtg because of 4th of July)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

Oct 3rd, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Replaces our normal 1st Thursday of the Month mtg because of 4th of July)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

Sept 5th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Replaces our normal 1st Thursday of the Month mtg because of 4th of July)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

We will have a guest speaker Don Beissel from the Joplin Area Beekeepers Association. His talk will be on using the single brood nest system.

Aug 1st, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Replaces our normal 1st Thursday of the Month mtg because of 4th of July)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

July 11th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (Replaces our normal 1st Thursday of the Month mtg because of 4th of July)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

June 6th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

May 2nd, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

April 4th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

March 7th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

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February 7th, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

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January 3rd, 2019 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

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Nov 10, 2018 - Saturday

BEGINNERS BEEKEEPING CLINIC -Yates Hall on PSU Campus (see Events Page for more info)

Doors Open to Sign In 8:00-9:00 AM    

Program Runs 9:00-4:30 PM

 

To Register: Email to contact.hbasek@gmail.com 

Please let us know how many people will be in your group.

 

To Pay: We will collect payment at the door 

Registration will be 8:00 to 9:00 am. Come have a cup of coffee and a muffin before we start.

Cost:  $25.00 per person

This includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping by DelaPlane and Lunch on site.

If you have the book, then the fee will be $15.

Lunch: Provided as part of the program

Lunch is on site, coffee, tea, water. Snacks available throughout the day.

Nov 1, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Last meeting of 2018 - we do not meet in December.

Last meeting before the club's sponsored Beginners Beekeeping Clinic - Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Election of Officers

Oct 4, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

ELECTIONS NEXT MEETING - NOV 1, 2018

Linda Russell - Getting Ready for Bee Winter

Extra supers and deeps removed. Check hive for honey stores. Feed 2/1 Sugar/Water if NEEDED. Make sure you have a windbreak behind hives that cut the north wind. You do not need to wrap hives. Close up screens under hives is optional. MOUSE GUARDS are a must.

Ron Smail - Oxalic Acid Treatment

Richard - Alternate Varroa Treatment

He's trying commercial products, Hop Guard II and Apivar

He is seeing and evaluating them vs oxalic acid

Sept 6, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Ron Smail - How to Set Up Your Honey House

Info if you want to sell honey commercially - Ron invited Food Inspector to his site to see what he needs to do to be compliant with the state of Kansas and then shared that knowledge with the club.

Wayne Bockelmann - Tanzania Bees

Aug 2, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

July 5, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

June 7th, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

May 3rd, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

Apr 14th, 2018 - Ron Smail Apiaries near Iola, Ks (see info below)

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN THE APIARY

(This date was changed from the 7th)

STILL WEATHER PERMITTING! but the forecast looks better!

Ron Smail is inviting beekeepers to attend a free class on spring management at some of his bee yards. **We will meet at Ron's honey-house in Gas, KS - just outside of Iola, Ks.

 

Ron says, "We should be working about 30 hives or so. This will be a great learning experience for new beekeepers. Things we should be doing will include feeding, swarm prevention, setting up your hives for max honey production, evaluating queens, re-queening, taking nucs and whatever needs to be done".

** Bring your own bee suits and drinks. For directions and more info call 620-380-1452 or e-mail deercreekhoney@gmail.com. Ron will have info at the Apr 5th meeting.

Apr 5th, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Guest Speaker: JOSH COLTRAIN

"GMO's, how safe are they?"

 

Josh Coltrain

Agronomist/Crop and Soils Agent

K-State Research & Extension 

Wildcat Extension District

Crawford County, KS

MARCH 17th, 2018 9am-5pm - See Events Page for Registration Form

MICHAEL BUSH -BEEKEEPING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

March 17th at Pittsburg High School Auditorium

(See Events Page for Registration Form and More Information)

Mar 1st, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Program TBA

Feb 1st, 2018 @ 6:30PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Guest Speaker: Andy Nowachek

Will be discussing Importance of Spring Management.

Jan 4th, 2018 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Ron Smail brought Mini-Mini Nucs for queen rearing and discussion.

Nov 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

Oct 5th, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - YATES HALL

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Aug 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

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July 6th, 2017 (1st Thursday of the Month)

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SATURDAY - JUNE 24th - 9am to 1pm or later

HBASEK FUN DAY AT THE APIARY

Bring Protective Gear, Side Dish or Dessert (we'll have the meat), and your lawn chairs.

Lunch at Noon!

Physical address: 580 S 260th St, Pittsburg KS 66762

2 miles north of the junction of 260th St (first road that runs n/s just east of KOAM Radio Towers) and Hwy 126 (also called 4th St in city limits). Turn east on the dirt rd and come in the yellow gates to park.

Call 620-249-5631 or 620-249-1980 for more info

We will still be learning about Bees as well as sharing a meal and bee stories!

June 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU - UPSTAIRS YATES HALL

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May 4th, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

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April 6th, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

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Hive Inspection

Bee Biology

March 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

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Februay 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

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Jan 7th, 2017 Saturday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Registration opens at 8:00 AM)

*** One-Day Beginners' Beekeeping Clinic ***

Heartland Beekeeping Association of SE Kansas is offering a One-Day Beginner Beekeepers Clinic at Yates Hall on Pittsburg State University campus, Pittsburg, KS. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, with doors open for Registration at 8:00 am.  

$25 fee covers textbook, lunch on site, snacks and beverages. Pay at the Door. This class will cover all aspects of beekeeping from acquiring bees to maintaining healthy colonies year-round. If you, or someone you know is interested, please email HBASEK at contact.hbasek@gmail or call 620-249-5631 to RSVP. 

January 5th, 2017 at 6:30 PM (1st Thursday of the Month)

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU

Topics will include:

Getting Them Through Winter

Prep Now for Spring

November 19th, 2016

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU

Topics will include:

Club Elections

HBASEK By-Laws

Video - "Keeping Bees in the Frozen North America" by Mike Palmer 

October 15th, 2016

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU

The topics will include:

Selling your honey - Ron Smail

Opening Hives in Winter - Lnda Russell

Keeping Bees in Frozen North America – Video, Mike Palmer

September 17th, 2016

HBASEK MEETING AT THE APIARY

3 miles north of intersection of Hwy 126 and 260th Ave.

Take the dirt side road on the south side and go in gate.

Bring protective gear.

Topics/Demo: Getting your hives ready for winter, prepping for spring.

August 20th, 2016

HBASEK CLUB MEETING AT PSU

The topics will include: evaluating the queen, removing all honey supers, proper configuration, honey bound, need for empty cells in brood nest, removing queen excluders, evaluate honey stores and weighing hives, mite control, and mouse guards. If you have the book First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delapland read chapter 7 Off Season Management. Our hope is that this info will help you successfully keep your bees healthy during the winter months and ready in the spring to make you a honey crop.

July 16th ~ 12:00 Noon ~ Saturday ~ Apiary

HBASEK CLUB PICNIC AND MEETING!!

Bring a SIDE DISH, your CHAIRS and PROTECTIVE WEAR to the Club Apiary - 
 Physical address:580 S 260th St, Pittsburg KS 667622 miles north of the junction of 260th St (first road that runs n/s just east of KOAM Radio Towers) and Hwy 126 (also called 4th St in city limits). Turn east on the dirt rd and come in the yellow gates to park.Call 620-249-5631 or 620-249-1980 for more infoWe will still be learning about Bees as well as sharing a meal and bee stories!

June 18, 2016 ~ 1:00 p.m. ~ Saturday ~ Yates Hall, PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

Bearding and Ventilation - Ed Cook

Pulling/Extracting Honey - Ron Smail

Moisture Testing/Using a Refractor  

May 21, 2016 ~ 1:00 p.m. ~ Saturday ~ Yates Hall, PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook, Pres.

Taranov Swarm Method - Linda Russell

Why Our Queens Are Failing - Linda Russell

Do The Math - Ron Smail

April 16, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm ~ Saturday ~ Yates Hall, PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

Beginner Beekeeping Info - Varies

Advanced Beekeeping - Ron Smail

 

** Don't forget to bring your protective gear for the Apiary Hands-On Instruction after the meeting if weather permits **

March 19, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm ~ Saturday ~ Yates Hall, PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

Beginner Beekeeping info - Ed Cook

Advanced Beekeeping Info - Ron Smail

 

March 4 & 5, 2016 - Lamplighter Inn Hotel - Pittsburg, KS

KANSAS HONEY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SPRING MEETING

We are honored to have the Kansas state association hold their spring meeting in southeast Kansas this year. This 2-day event brings a wealth of knowledge to beginning beekeepers as well as experienced beeks. 

 

Please click on link to download your copy of the complete agenda and make reservations with KHPA to attend.

 

KHPA Agenda/Registration Form 

 

Register by February 22nd save $10!

February 20, 2016 ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Yates Hall - PSU

ONE DAY BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLINIC

$20 Registration Fee:

Covers beginners text book and lunch on site.

 

We will show you how to get started in beekeeping and how to manage your hives with confidence.

 

Please email us at: contact.hbasek@gmail.com

(or you can use the contact page on this site) and let us know how many plan to attend with you. 

Beginners Clinic Schedule

January 16, 2016 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Beginner Beekeeping - Linda Russell

Advanced Beekeeping - Ron Smail

November 21, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

Election of Officers for 2016

Missouri State Meeting - Ed Cook

TBA

October 17, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Linda Russell

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Bee Behavior - Video 

 

September 19, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Education Committee Mtg (12:30)

Club Biz - Ed Cook

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Small Hive Beetle Management - video with James Ellis

 

August 15, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Education Commitee Mtg (12:30)

Club Biz - Ed Cook

IPM Managment

 

July 18, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Dead Outs

June 20, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ Saturday ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Swarms

 

May 16th - 9:00 am - early afternoon - (No Meeting at PSU)

QUEEN REARING IN THE FIELD

Join us for a Queen Rearing Class with Kevin Young (from Cassville MO)

 

We will hold this class outdoors at Jack and Linda Russell's Apiary -

(2 miles east of Pittsburg, KS city limits)

 

Physical address:

580 S 260th St, Pittsburg KS

2 miles north of the junction of 260th St (first road that runs n/s just east of KOAM Radio Towers) and Hwy 126 (also called 4th St in city limits).

 

You will see us on the NE corner (canopies and crazy people in white suits). Drive in the south gate to park.

 

Do NOT Bring Young Children.

 

Do Bring:
Appropriate Protective Clothing

Chairs for your comfort

Side dish or dessert

(Not responsible for stings)

 

Text RSVP to Linda Russell

620-249-5631 - so we get a rough head count.

 

Any questions please call Linda at 620-249-5631 or contact us by email on our contact page.

 

 

Apr 18, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz - Ed Cook

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now?

Making Spring Splits/Nucs - Linda Russell

 

Mar 21, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz

What Should Your Bees Be Doing Now? - Linda Russell

Swarm Traps - Ed Cook

Swarm Info - Handout

The Sustainable Apiary - Video

  by Michael Palmer

 

Feb 21, 2015~ 1:00 P.M. ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz

What Are Your Bees Doing Now

Emergency Kit for Anaphlactic Shock

City of the Bees - Video

More About Bee Plantings - Handout

Equipment Cost Breakdown -

   Wayne Bockelman

Jan 17, 2015 ~ 1:00 P.M. ~ PSU

HBASEK BEEKEEPING MEETING

Club Biz

What Are Your Bees Doing?

Bee Plantings and More

1st Class: Beginning of Beekeeping

Will be held as part of regular meeting. No Fee! These classes will start now and run through May 2015 meeting.

June 21, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM ~ PSU

1st Organzational Meeting of HBASEK

All Are Welcome! Club Biz

A Little About Bees and Their Value

Exhibition Hive / Steve Davis

How About A Taste of Local Honey?

Door Prizes

July 19, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM ~ PSU

HBASEK Beekeeping Meeting

All Are Welcome! Club Biz

Harvesting Honey

IPM/Bugs/Diseases

Moisture Content in Honey

Door Prizes

Come to Pittsburg early for the 4 -State Farm Show ... then come on by and rest your feet at the HBASEK meeting!

Aug 16, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM ~ PSU

HBASEK Beekeeping Meeting

Club Biz

Fall Prep for Winterizing Hives

How to Make a Candy Board Demonstration

Door Prizes

Sept 20, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM ~ PSU

HBASEK Beekeeping Meeting

Club Biz

More About Winter Prep

Arrangement of Frames - Move Em Up/Move Em Down

Movie - Tales from the Hive

Door Prizes

Oct 18, 2014 ~ 8:30 AM - 4:00PM ~ PSU

Special - One Day Clinic - Beginning Beekeeping

A great way to learn about beekeeping. We will break it down for you in sessions (and Yes, lunch will be one of the sessions). $20.00 Fee will cover lunch and cost of text book that you may keep.

Registration Form PDF

Please Print amd Mail In

BBC Session Info PDF

Please print for Program

Please email us on the contact page or to contact.hbasek@gmail.com from your email acct and let us know if you are interested in joining us for the day!

Please give us your contact information.

Nov 15, 2014 ~ 1:00pm ~ Yates Hall ~ PSU

HBASEK Beekeeping Meeting

Club Biz

BUILDING NUCS - Norbert Neal / Kansas Honey Producers Association

TOPBAR HIVING - Victoria Carpenter / Past Pres. Joplin Area Beekeeping Assoc.

COOKING TIPS with HONEY

Door Prizes

December, 2014 - NO MEETING

Have A Very Merry Christmas

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