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. 

Nebraska Iowa Wyoming Missouri Kansas
Rolla Bee Club

Beginning Beekeeping (Rolla MO) 2022

January 22nd and Feb 26th 2022
Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo
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 | 1.2 | 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 |
RBCclass

Second Year Beekeeping 2022 (Rolla MO)

March 14, 2020
Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Missouri 65401
A second year beekeeping class is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022 also at Doolittle Community Hall, 380 Eisenhower, Rolla, Mo. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This class is focused on beekeepers who successfully pulled their bees through their first winter and will focus on basic techniques such as merging colonies, splitting, swarm catching and replacing queens.

Cost is $75 per person and will include class materials, lunch and refreshments.

Deadline to register for this class is Friday, March 11, 2022.
State: Missouri | Course Standards: 1.5 | 1.12 | 1.16 | 1.18 | 2.1 | 2.14 | 2.15 | 2.16 | 2.19 | 2.21 | 2.22 | 2.24 |
heroestohives

Heroes to Hives

Mar-Nov
Online
Heroes to Hives is a unique program through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through FREE professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
State: Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Kansas | Missouri | Nebraska | Wyoming | 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 | 2.2 | 2.9 | 2.14 | 2.15 | 2.23 | 2.24 | 3.1 | 3.7 |
A beekeeper and student inspecting a hive

EXPLORE BEEKEEPING (BILINGUAL) - GRAND ISLAND, NEB: Apicultura Exploratoria (Bilingüe)

July 22nd
Ashley Park - Picnic Shelter 220 W Capital Ave. Grand Island, Nebraska

About: Are you curious about beekeeping? Join this training to learn about bee biology, how the hive functions as a system, as well as how much it costs to start beekeeping and how to do it. Topics will include healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business. 

Registration/Questions: Contact Kirstin Bailey at kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.870.2390. Registration required by July 22.

State: Nebraska | |
an unplanted plot of farmland

EXPLORE FARMING (BILINGUAL) - SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB: Explorando La Agricultura (Bilingüe)

9 July
Centennial Park - Gazebo 400 E 20th St. Scottsbluff, NE

About: Starting your own farm business can be daunting, but this workshop offers information that will help. Attendees will learn where to start the process, how to develop skills for farming, about resources they may need, and much more.

Registration required by July 9.

Registration/Questions: Contact Lucia Schulz at lucias@cfra.org or 402.380.7006

State: Nebraska | |
a beekeeper moving hives

EXPLORE BEEKEEPING (BILINGUAL) - WEST POINT, NEB: Explorando la Apicultura (Bilingüe)

July 15
Neligh Park Log Cabin/330 Center Building in Neligh Park, West Point, Nebraska

About: Are you curious about beekeeping? Join this training to learn about bee biology, how the hive functions as a system, as well as how much it costs to start beekeeping and how to do it. Topics will include healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business.

Registration/Questions: Contact Kirstin Bailey at kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.870.2390. Registration required by July 15.

State: Nebraska | |
beesandbrews

Bees & Brews

January 19th
Clint Johannes Education Building 1655 County Road 16 East side of Lake Wanahoo near Wahoo, NE
This is a free event and open to all ages; 21 or over may taste some of the local beer, be introduced to native bees and honey bees, and learn about their role in Nebraska's ecosystem.
State: Nebraska | |
iowa state bees

Undergraduate Beekeeping class Iowa State

Fall Semester: Aug-Dec
Iowa State University Ames IA
Students work with live bee hives during three trips to local hives. Students are also required to enroll in the Great Plains Master Beekeeper program as an essential component to the class, earning credits through their coursework toward a Master Beekeeper certification.
State: Iowa | Course Standards: 1.9 | 1.13 | 1.16 | 1.18 |