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.
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;
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!
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