Member Resources

Member Reporting

Field Training

Field training hours are required for each level of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping course. Field training exists so beekeepers are versed in the technical knowledge of how to keep bees, and in the subtle nuances of maintaining them.

Record Field Training Hours

Courses

Beekeeping workshops are a validated method to get started beekeeping and refine your skills as you become more experienced.

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Volunteering

Volunteering is a critical aspect of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping program because it promotes community involvement and builds experience as an advocate for bees. Click HERE for a list of volunteer activities

Record Volunteer Hours

Resource Guides

Beekeeping Business Resources 
List of financial resources that can help you with your beekeeping business.

Beekeeping Seed Resources
List of free or discounted seed.

Beekeeping Land Use Resources
List of USDA Incentive Programs to support hive development.

Frequently Asked Beekeeping Questions (FAQ)
Find a list of commonly asked questions related to beekeeping.

Honey Extraction
Watch this video to better understand how to extract honey safetly from the hive.

Hive Inspection Data Sheet
Use this data sheet to help you record and document what is happening in your hive.

Beekeeping Glossary
Find a list of common terms related to beekeeping.

Honey Bee Plant List
Find a short list of lesser known plants that support both native and honey bees.

Beekeeping Equipment & Approximate Costs
Find a price sheet for common equipment like protective clothing and hives.

DIY Guides

Always in Marion Mouse-guard
These instructions on how to build a simple mouse-guard for your hives to help exclude rodent pests from the hive.

Varroa Sugar Roll Sampling
Early detection and assessment of infestation levels are important components of a varroa management plan. Use this guide to help determine infestation levels.

Citizen Science

Dead Bee Trap Guide
Your participation and data will facilitate the development of a management tool that can proactively monitor for hive health issues such as pesticide exposure, varroa, and other diseases.