Below are certified courses for the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program as well as the Learning Objectives they count towards. Remember, you can take any level course; the credits simply won't count until you have fullfilled your other requirements and move to the next level. We will continue to add more courses as they become available. Remember to report your courses withing 60 days of taking it to recieve credit in the GPMB program. 

Please bring payment in the form of cash or check to the event unless otherwise specified. For event cancellation due to bad weather, we will email you 5 hours prior to the event start time. We will also post on the Facebook page @GPMBeekeeping.  Please be sure to register for the event so you can receive updates. 

UNL Year 1 Beekeeping Workshop Omaha 2020

Feb 1st, 2020 (Lecture) | April 25, 2020 (Field Day)
Extension Office 8015 West Center Road Omaha NE 68124
This is an introductory level course that focuses on everything you need to start beekeeping, including topics on beekeeping equipment, protective gear, honey bee biology, stressors, and management basics.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.11 | 1.12 | 1.13 | 1.14 | 1.15 | 1.16 | 1.17 | 1.18 | 1.19 | 1.20 |

UNL Year 2 Beekeeping Workshop: Omaha 2020

March 21, 2020 (Lecture) | May 16, 2020 (Field)
Extension Office 8015 West Center Road Omaha NE 68124
This course builds upon the basic management practices covered in Year 1 beekeeping and focuses on how to maintain healthy honey bee colonies. This course is meant for beekeepers with at least one year of experience.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.1 | 2.8 | 2.14 | 2.15 | 2.16 | 2.19 | 2.20 | 2.21 | 2.22 | 2.23 | 2.24 |

Learning Series: Value Added Products

November 9th
Entomology Hall Lincoln NE Room 202
Value added products are the mainstay of many bee businesses. By adding additional ingredients, or by simply refining products found in the hive and marketing them, you can vastly increase the number of products that your beehives produce.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.6 |

Open Apiary

Every last Tuesday of the month May-October
East Campus Pollinator Garden (GPS: 40.828972, -96.655688)
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.
State: Nebraska | |

Beekeeping For Beginners (SCC)

October
301 South 68th St Place, Lincoln, NE also apiary at SCC main campus near 88th & O
This Beekeeping for Beginners class utilizes classroom sessions, our textbook The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Ed, handouts, plus months of hands-on and open-hive learning options. Students are taught how to prepare for keeping bees, shown how to install bees into a hive, and guided through the beekeeper year.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.11 | 1.12 | 1.13 | 1.14 | 1.15 | 1.16 |

Master Pollinator Steward Program

November 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 18th, and 21st 2019
2436 Tanner Bridge Road Jefferson City, MO 65101
This course is 3 hours long, twice weekly for 3 weeks. It consists of 6 sessions of class focused on all of the many different kinds of pollinators, but there are several lectures dedicated to honeybees. An experienced beekeeper will teach all honeybee related classes. This course covers both Apprentice level beekeeping topics but goes into depth on Master Level topics such as other beneficial insects and farming for beneficial insects.
State: Missouri | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.5 | 1.10 | 1.11 | 3.6 | 3.14 |

How to Start a Bee Club

Saturday October 19, 2019
101 North College Avenue, Moberly, Mo
Learn the key elements to establishing an educational non-profit bee club and how to make it sustainable. This course is featured in the MO State Beekeepers Association conference. The lecture is 50 minutes long
State: Missouri | Course Standards: 2.25 | 2.26 |
Rolla Bee Club

Beginning Beekeeping (Rolla MO)

January 18th and Feb 15th 2020
Brownwood Estates Clubhouse, 1341 California, Rolla, Mo 65401
This is a basic beekeeping Year 1 course put on by the Rolla Bee Club. This class will prepare you for your first year setting up hives and getting bees through the winter. This course is 6-8 hours long.
State: Missouri | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.11 | 1.18 |

UNL Year 1 Beekeeping Workshop Nebraska City 2020

Feb 15, 2020 (Lecture) | April 4th (Field)
Kimmel Orchard 5995 G Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410
This is an introductory level course that focuses on everything you need to start beekeeping, including topics on beekeeping equipment, protective gear, honey bee biology, stressors, and management basics.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.11 | 1.12 | 1.13 | 1.14 | 1.15 | 1.16 | 1.17 | 1.18 | 1.19 | 1.20 |

UNL Year 1 Beekeeping Workshop Wesleyan University 2020

Feb 21 and 28, 2020 (Lecture) | April 17 and 24, 2020 (Field)
Wesleyan University 5000 St Paul Ave, Lincoln NE
This is an introductory level course that focuses on everything you need to start beekeeping, including topics on beekeeping equipment, protective gear, honey bee biology, stressors, and management basics.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 | 1.3 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.6 | 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.11 | 1.12 | 1.13 | 1.14 | 1.15 | 1.16 | 1.17 | 1.18 | 1.19 | 1.20 |

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