December Hap-Bee Hour: Bee-ing in a Changing Climate

Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program is excited to host our Monthly Hap-Bee Hour Online Discussion Forum and Gathering on Tuesday, December 13.

Omaha Bee Club Fall Conference

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You are invited to attend the Omaha Bee Club's 2022 Convention Extravaganza!!! We have a fun and educational day planned with 16 fantastic presenters leading a variety of seminars plus plenty of time for vendor and friend networking and don't forget the Silent Auction!!!

Open Apiary - North Platte (Nebraska)

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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. 

Open Apiary (Scottsbluff, NE)

Scottsbluff Open Apiary

SEPTEMBER 24TH - CANCELLED

OCTOBER 16TH - 90252 CR 19 Scottsbluff, NE 69361

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. 

UNL Beekeeping Business Class

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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.

Omaha Bee Club- Intro to Beekeeping

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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.

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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.

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

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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 

North Platte Level 1 Beekeeping (Lecture & Field Day)

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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 

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

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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.