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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People standing in beesuits listening to Judy speak

Nebraska Open Apiary - Lincoln

April 14th, April 24th, May 12th, June 16th, July 7th, 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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Beginning Beekeeping (NEKBA 2021)

Jan 30th
Online
This course is taught by the Northeast Kansas Beekeepers Association (NEKBA).
State: Kansas | Course Standards: 1.7 | 1.8 | 1.9 | 1.10 | 1.12 | 1.13 | 1.14 | 1.15 | 1.16 | 1.18 | 1.19 |
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: Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | 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 | 2.2 | 2.9 | 2.14 | 2.15 | 2.23 | 2.24 | 3.1 | 3.7 |
beeyard

UNL Year 1 Beekeeping Workshop 2021

March 27th, 2021 (Online Lecture) | Field Day - April 17th East Campus Lincoln
Online Lecture, In-person Field training
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 |
Judy with Bees

UNL Year 2 Beekeeping Workshop 2021

April 10th, 2021 (Online Lecture) | Field Day - April 24th Kimmel | May 8 Souix City
Online Lecture, In-person Field training
This year we are planning on having the lecture portion of our workshops in an online webinar format. When registering for this course, all registrants will attend on the same day APRIL 10th, 2021, and field portions will be used to space attendees out in space and time. Please see the description for the in person field days.
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 |
VBFD

Virtual Bee Fun Day 2021

Feb 13th
Online
Virtual Bee Fun Day is an online meetup of Great Plains Master Beekeeping members, non-members, and partner associations. The event was originally created to support partner associations during the impact from Covid-19. We partnered together so that each association has to only share the burden of a few speakers but we all benefit from the speakers.
State: Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Kansas | Missouri | Nebraska | Wyoming | |
Missouri State Beekeepers 2021 Virtual conference

Missouri State Beekeepers Virtual Spring Conference

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Online

Missouri State Beekeepers (MSBA) will hold their Virtual Spring Conference on Saturday, March 13, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Deadline to register for the conference is Monday, March 8, 2021.

State: Missouri | |
H2H

Open Apiary (veteran specific)- Nebraska

Apr 28, May 27, June 9, July 14, Aug 12, Sept 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 | |
Large scale pollinator habitat installation

Large Scale Pollinator Habitat Installation

Apr 27
Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard
GPMB is partnering with Pheasants Forever and Kimmel Orchard to install ~5 acres of pollinator habitat.
State: Nebraska | Course Standards: 2.2 |
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Nebraska Open Apiary: Kimmel Orchard

Apr 24
Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard: 5995 G Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410

UNL Year 2 Beekeeping was canceled this year due to lack of participants. Since we still wanted to offer training to beekeepers GPMB and UNL Bee Lab have decided to make an extra long Open Apiary session where you can bring your questions and we can open hives and show you the research apiaries located at Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard.  

State: Nebraska | |