The Kansas Honey Producers Association (KHPA), formerly called The Kansas State Beekeepers Association, was started over a century ago for the purpose of promoting good beekeeping practices, to promote honey, to enable beekeepers from various areas to meet and share experiences and ideas, and to publicize the honey bee as an important contributor to the nation's food supply. The date on the association president's gavel for the founding is December 30, 1903.
The association is thought "to be the oldest beekeeping organization in continuous existence in the United States." - Duane E. Levin, Secretary, March 31, and April 1, 1978. The diamond jubilee (75 years) was celebrated in Abilene, Kansas on October 7, 1978. (see our archive page). Our centennial diamond jubilee (100 years) was celebrated in 2003.
This website serves to inform the public and other fellow beekeepers with industry news, membership information, convention schedules, cooking tips, and contact information.
On-line member registration is available.
CAPPINGS - Newsletter
The Official Newsletter of the
Kansas Honey Producers Association
The Kansas Honey Producers Association is a not-for-profit IRC 501(c)5 agricultural-educational organization, run by dedicated volunteers, and supported primarily by membership dues (subscriptions).
The IRC status means the association is a tax-exempt organization. While donations are always welcome, they are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. However, membership dues and subscriptions may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
Thinking about Top-Bar Hive (TBH) beekeeping in Kansas? Please read the comments the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association has listed about the subject on their (NEKBA website link). The reference to TBH beekeeping is towards the bottom of their Home Page.