Open Apiary: Field Training

Apiary Map

Dark Red: Apiary is available to be used for Master or Journeyman Field Testing (by appointment)

Light Red: Apiary is NOT available for field testing, but still has field training. 

Blue: Pending location

Kimmel Orchard Open Apiary & Bee Club 2024

Beekeepers receive instructions at the open apiary location

Open Apiary times are an informal semi-structured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program at the UNL Bee Lab teaching apiary at Kimmel Orchard.

There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives.

Scottsbluff, NE - Open Apiary

Open Apiary times are an informal, unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands-on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training toward your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

August 12th 9-11am: we will inspect hives, talk honey harvest, possibly take some frames off, look at equipment for harvest and talk winter prep.

Mitchell, NE - Open Apiary

Open Apiary times are an informal, unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands-on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training toward your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program.

Open Apiary (Chillicothe, MO) 2024

Inspection

Open Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

Apirary Managers: Bill & Tammy George 

Open Teaching Apiary: Newberry, MI 2024

Man holding frame of bees

Open Teaching Apiary times are an informal, unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands-on experience with beehives. Each session will consist of conducting hive inspections and making seasonal management decisions.  

Registration is required.

Apiary Manager: Dr. Adam Ingrao

Open Apiary - St. Louis, MO. 2024

Beekeepers inspecting a frame of bees

All participants must be a member of either: Saint Louis Beekeepers, EMBA, or Great Plains Master Beekeepers program
Anyone participating in the hive inspections will need to have their own protective gear and sign a release form before entering the bee yard.

NE Beekeeping Association Open Apiaries (Aurora, NE)

Open Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 3 hours of field training toward your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

Open Apiary - Wyoming (Jackson)

Open Apiary times are an informal, unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands-on experience with beehives. Open Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training toward your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

All Open Apiary events occur on the third Saturday of the month. Winter Open Apiary events are either virtual or in-person, but do not include live bees.

Open Teaching Apiary: Rolla, MO 2024

Bee Club

Open Teaching Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives. Open Teaching Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

Apiary Manager: Robert Catron

Please contact Robert Catron/ Rolla Bee Club at rollabees@gmail.com or 5734663750 to register and receive specific address. 

Open Teaching Apiary: Ames, IA 2024

Open Teaching Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with beehives. Open Teaching Apiary will count as 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program.