Allen County Beekeepers in the News

                        This page is devoted to Allen County Beekeepers who have been recognized for their accomplishments either in beekeeping or other facets of helping their community.

John Benham Named 2015 KSBA Beekeeper of the Year

On Dec. 5, 2015, John Benham received the KSBA 2015 Beekeeper of the Year award. John is a longtime beekeeper, past president of KSBA, and a friend to beekeepers across the state. He frequently mentors new beekeepers and is always willing to share his knowledge with others. John is also an active member of several local beekeeping associations. Reasons for his nomination included his dedication and service to KSBA, his unselfish willingness to help so many beginning beekeepers, and his expertise as a beekeeper. Congratulations, John!


Joe Taylor (left) presented the 2015 Beekeeper of the Year Award to John Benham (right) at the KSBA fall meeting.

Joe Taylor (left) presented the 2015 Beekeeper of the Year Award to John Benham (right) at the KSBA fall meeting.



Elizabeth Forbes Receives 2014 Dero Downing Environmental Stewardship Award

Allen County Beekeeper Elizabeth Forbes being presented the 2014 Dero Downing Environmental Stewardship Award by the Warren County Fiscal Court. As well as being an accomplished beekeeper Elizabeth is a hard working volunteer who has been Secretary of the Allen County Beekeepers for several years as well as Secretary for the KSBA. She was also the organizer who is responsible for bringing Bowling Green High School into the beekeeping arena. She arranged for equipment and bees to be donated to the school as well as setting up the "Bee Lords of Bowling Green High" and devoting many hours of personal time as their mentor/educator. Nice going "Izzy" you have earned this award.(click on photo to enlarge)

http://www.warrencountygov.com/sites/default/files/Pages%20from%20DDDESA%202014%20%60%20Nominating%20elizabeth%20forbes.pdf
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