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. 

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Open Apiary - Lincoln (Nebraska)

April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, Aug 11th, Sept 15th, Oct 13th
UNL Research Apiary: GPS: 40.828995, -96.655743
Once a month the UNL Bee Lab research colonies will be open to GPMB members for demos, Q&A and field training.
State: Nebraska | |
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Open Apiary- Omaha (Nebraska)

March 12th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd
Bohemian Cemetery Omaha NE. GPS:41.235663, -95.994164
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 | |
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 |
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Second Year Beekeeping 2022 (Rolla MO)

March 26, 2022
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 |
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Heroes to Hives

Mar-Nov
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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 |
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Open Apiary - Seward (Nebraska)

(Cancelled-Apr 23), May 21, June 18, July 16
Anchor Meadow Farm: 2297 A St Rd, Milford NE
Heroes to Hives has partnered with GPMB to provide Open Apiary sessions exclusively for Veterans.
State: Nebraska | |
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Open Apiary Arcadia (Missouri)

April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15
Arcadia MO
Open Apiary times are an informal unstructured gathering of members of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program at the Arcadia Academy in Arcadia, Missouri. There will be brief demonstrations, questions and answers, and time to get hands on experience with honey bees. Open Apiary times will be from 4:00-6:00 pm. The open apiaries will be the third Thursday of the month starting in April and ending in October. This activity will count as 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program.
State: Missouri | |
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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 | |
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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 |
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Grand Island Level 1 Field Day

Rescheduled for Summer
Grand Island (Raising Nebraska Building) 501 East Fonner Park Road. Suite 100. Grand Island, NE 68802.

Grand Island Bee Field Fun Day

State: Nebraska | |
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Omaha Bee Club- Monthly Meetings

February 20th, March 20th, April 10th, May 15th, & July 17th
Douglas and Sarpy County Extension Building 8015 West Center Road Omaha, NE, 68124 United States

February 20th:

Annual Meeting and Winter Hive Checks, Colony Postmortems

March 20th:

Swarm Prevention, Spring Feeding and Using a Queen Excluder

April 10th:

Guest Speaker Randy Oliver (via Zoom) on Varroa Management and Control

State: Nebraska | |
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UNL Level 1 Beekeeping (Lecture & Field Day)

Lecture: March 5th Field Day: April 10th
Lecture: Room 202. Entomology Hall 1700 E Campus Mall, Lincoln Field Day: UNL Apiary 40.828970, -96.655257

This course is offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab. The cost for the class is $70 per person and unless otherwise specified. This course also is paired with a field day. Your spot will not be reserved until your check for payment is received.

 If you have any questions please call 402-472-8378 email unlbeelab@unl.edu or visit https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab 

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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Kimmel Level 2 Beekeeping Class - Trouble Shooting Hive Problems (Lecture & Field Day)

March 26th Field Day: April 9th
Kimmel Orchard 5995 G Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410

Troubleshooting Hive Problems: This course builds upon the basic management practices covered in Level 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. Part I of the course includes lectures by several speakers & hands-on activities. Topics include swarm management, splitting colonies, reversals, pest and pathogen management, and installing queens.

State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.1 | 2.4 | 2.13 | 2.14 | 2.15 | 2.16 | 2.19 | 2.22 | 2.23 |
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North Platte Level 1 Beekeeping (Lecture & Field Day)

April 3rd Field Day: April 24th
Lecture: North Platte (WCREC Snyder Addition Classroom, 402 W State Farm Rd., North Platte, NE) Field Day: North Platte (WCREC - GPS: 41.08861, -100.770833)

This course is offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab. The cost for the class is $70 per person unless otherwise specified. This course also is paired with a field day. Your spot will not be reserved until your check for payment is received.

 If you have any questions please call 402-472-8378 email unlbeelab@unl.edu or visit https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab 

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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Scottsbluff Level 2: Troubleshooting Hive Problems (Lecture & Field Day)

April 30th - May 1st
Lecture: Scottsbluff (Bluestem room at University of Nebraska Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361) Field Day: Scottsbluff (University of Nebraska Panhandle Research & Extension Center GPS: 41.893257, -103.681861)

This course is offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab. The cost for the class is $70 per person and unless otherwise specified. This course also is paired with a field day. Your spot will not be reserved until your check for payment is received.

 If you have any questions please call 402-472-8378 email unlbeelab@unl.edu or visit https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab 

State: Nebraska | |
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Omaha Bee Club- Intro to Beekeeping

February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th
8015 W. Center Rd. Omaha NE

The first class on February 12th is free. It's an overview of equipment and the costs of becoming a beekeeper. If beekeeping isn't for you then you are out nothing.

February 12th:
The first class clearly lays out all the equipment required, where it can be purchased and the cost. Knowing the cost before starting a new hobby is important after all. Also, we will give you local contacts to order your starter bees from. Time is of the essence as bee packages and nucs are sometimes in short supply.

State: Nebraska | |
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UNL Beekeeping Business Class

March 25th
Entomology Hall, Lincoln NE Room 202
Have you always wanted to know if beekeeping should become a small business or side hustle instead of an expensive hobby? Come to this class to discuss the options and tax incentives behind turning beekeeping into a business, and if it isnt for you, there will also be a time to learn what are the "dos and donts" of your hobby. Deductions for equipment, whether or not to become an LLC and many more questions will be answered by tax professionals.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.5 |
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Coffee Time/ Open Apiary- Omaha

March 12th
Hy-Vee 14591 Stony Brook Blvd, Omaha, NE 68137
State: Nebraska | |
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Open Apiary- Bee Wise Farms Michigan 2022

June 24, July 15, August 19, September 20
10192 State Highway M28, Newberry, MI 49868
Open apiary hours are designed to allow individuals to come and see management over the course of the season. At each session we will be conducting comprehensive inspections of colonies and making seasonal management decisions to include: health checks, mite monitoring, queen status, food reserves, mite treatments, feeding, etc.
State: Michigan | |
Wyoming Bee College

Wyoming Bee College 2022

March 11th - March 13th 2022
Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Wyoming Bee College Conference will be returning to Cheyenne March 11-13, 2022! The Minnesota Bee Squad will be teaching an all-day in-depth class on Friday, March 11 and a couple of classes on Saturday, March 12. Saturday will have an all-day Beginner Basic Beekeeping class along with Beekeeping 101. Also included will be several advanced topics along with Bee Nutrition, Queen Bees, Swarm Management, and much more. For more information visit: wyomingbeecollege.org

State: Wyoming | |
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Beekeeping Short Course Wyoming

May 8th
7032 Hwy 34, Freedom, ID

The Great Plains Master Beekeeping program in partnership with the University of Nebraska Lincoln will be offering aoffering a short course for beekeepers in the Jackson and Star Valley area for beginner and advanced beekeepers. Come with all your questions and learn about honey bee biology and how to inspect hives as well as honey plants and seasonal activities. Beekeepers will also learn about the Great Plains Master Beekeeping training program, and how to join to advance their beekeeping knowledge! 

State: Wyoming | Course Standards: 1.1 | 1.2 |
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Bees and Brews Night: Exploratory Beekeeping WY

May 7th
624 County Road 101, Alpine, WY 83128. Melvin Brewing and Alpine Taproom

Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they help shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife. Being a beekeeper is NOT required! Do this while enjoying a nice cold brew at Melvins Brewing and Alpine Taproom. 

Learn about healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business.

After this class, you will have a better understanding of:
• What it takes to become a beekeeper, including time and labor;

State: Wyoming | |
Open Apiary Training

Open Apiary (Spring Hill, KS)

June 13th, July 11th, August 8th, September 12th
Spring Hill, KS

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. 

State: Kansas | |
People checking Beehive

Open Apiary (Larned, KS)

TBD
Larned, KS

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. 

State: Kansas | |
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Open Apiary (Meriden, KS)

June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th
Meriden, KS

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. 

State: Kansas | |
Open Apiary Training

Open Apiary (Riley, KS)

TBD
Riley, KS

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. 

State: Kansas | |
Open Apiary

Open Apiary (Alpine, WY)

TBD
Alpine, WY

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. 

State: Wyoming | |
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Open Apiary (Iowa State University)

Second Wednesday of Each Month (June 15th, July 13th, August 10th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th)
Horticulture Research Station 55519 170th Street Ames, IA 50010

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. 

State: Iowa | |
Scottsbluff Open Apiary

Open Apiary (Scottsbluff, NE)

June 4th (10 am- 2 pm), July 24th (2pm-6pm), August 27th (10 am-2pm), August 27th (11am-2pm) September 24th (10 am- 1:45 pm)
June: 100547 Airport Road July: 90252 County Rd.19 Scottsbluff NE 69361 Aug: 90220 County Rd. 17 Mitchell 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 2 hours of field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

State: Nebraska | |
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Open Apiary - North Platte (Nebraska)

July 24th
North Platte (WCREC - GPS: 41.08861, -100.770833)

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. Time spen in the apiary will count as field training towards your progress through the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program. 

State: Nebraska | |
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Open Apiary (Rolla MO)

6/26, 7/24, 8/28 & 9/25/2022
Doolittle Gardens 476 Eisenhower St. Doolittle MO 65550

The apiary is located on nearby private property at Doolittle Gardens, 476 Eisenhower accessible only during our scheduling teaching apiary hours. 

Working at the apiary and attending sessions counts as field hours for Great Plains Master Beekeeping.
Any questions, contact 5734663750 or rollabees@gmail.com

State: Missouri | |