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. 

Please bring payment in the form of cash or check to the event. 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 Missouri Kansas

Learning Series: Varroa Mite Treatment

July 13th
Entomology Hall Lincoln NE Room 202
The Varroa mite is the beekeepers worst enemy. Learn how and when to arm yourself to protect your hives against this destructive pest.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.16 |

Learning Series: Honey Extraction Small/Large Scale

Aug 10th
Kimmel Orchard
Why do we keep honey bees? For honey of course! Learn how to get the honey from the bees and all the things in between in this learning series.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.20 |

Learning Series: Overwintering Basics

September 14th
Entomology Hall Lincoln NE Room 202
Beekeeping begins in the fall, overwintering is one of the most critical points in a beekeepers year because you can either do a lot of good or damage your hives irreparably. With this learning series learn how to keep your bees alive during the winter to get a strong hive in the spring.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 1.13 |
Flowers

Learning Series: Pollination Services and Plant Biology, Landscape Enhancements

October 12th
Kimmel Orchard
Bees and flowers are completely intertwined, and so in order to feed your bees properly, large landscape level blooms are necessary. This learning series will be a huge asset to give you the tools and knowledge to do your own large pollinator habitat installations to feed the bees!
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.2 |

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 |