EXPLORE BEEKEEPING (BILINGUAL) - WEST POINT, NEB: Explorando la Apicultura (Bilingüe)

a beekeeper moving hives

About: Are you curious about beekeeping? Join this training to learn about bee biology, how the hive functions as a system, as well as how much it costs to start beekeeping and how to do it. Topics will include healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business.

Registration/Questions: Contact Kirstin Bailey at kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.870.2390. Registration required by July 15.

EXPLORE FARMING (BILINGUAL) - SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB: Explorando La Agricultura (Bilingüe)

an unplanted plot of farmland

About: Starting your own farm business can be daunting, but this workshop offers information that will help. Attendees will learn where to start the process, how to develop skills for farming, about resources they may need, and much more.

Registration required by July 9.

Registration/Questions: Contact Lucia Schulz at lucias@cfra.org or 402.380.7006

EXPLORE BEEKEEPING (BILINGUAL) - GRAND ISLAND, NEB: Apicultura Exploratoria (Bilingüe)

A beekeeper and student inspecting a hive

About: Are you curious about beekeeping? Join this training to learn about bee biology, how the hive functions as a system, as well as how much it costs to start beekeeping and how to do it. Topics will include healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business. 

Registration/Questions: Contact Kirstin Bailey at kirstinb@cfra.org or 402.870.2390. Registration required by July 22.

Nebraska Open Apiary: Kimmel Orchard

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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. This Open Apiary is free for anyone that signed up for our Year 2 Beekeeping Workshop.

Large Scale Pollinator Habitat Installation

Large scale pollinator habitat installation
GPMB is partnering with Pheasants Forever and Kimmel Orchard to install ~5 acres of pollinator habitat.

Open Apiary (veteran specific)- Nebraska

H2H
Heroes to Hives has partnered with GPMB to provide Open Apiary sessions exclusively for Veterans.

Virtual Bee Fun Day 2021

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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.

UNL Year 2 Beekeeping Workshop 2021

Judy with Bees
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.

UNL Bee Lab Queen Rearing 2021

Grafting cups on a hive frame

Beekeepers have reported consistent losses (30-70%) of honey bee colonies over the last decade. These high losses result in immense economic burdens for beekeepers and have prevented new beekeepers from successfully growing their operations. Rearing locally adapted queens help support the demand for high quality queens that may be more able to ward off pests and diseases and or be more resilient to environmental stressors.

UNL Year 1 Beekeeping Workshop 2021

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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.

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