UNL Level 1 Beekeeping Workshop Lecture & Field Day 2023


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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. Part I of the course includes lectures by several speakers. Part II of the course is a field day that gets you in the hives and takes the lessons from Part I into practice. Learn how to setup the equipment, install and handle bees safely, and perform hive inspections.

Part I (Lecture) = February 25th, 2023, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Classroom at Schramm Education Center, Gretna, NE. Located on Highway 31, approximately 6 miles south of Exit 432 on I-80

Part II (Field Day) = April 15th, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pollinator Garden on East Campus, UNL Apiary, GPS: 40.828970, -96.655257

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 

The $70 per person includes all learning materials, varroa testing kit, catalogs and more. $30 for each additional family member. 

Make checks payable to: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Send class fee to:
UNL Bee Lab
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Your seat will not be reserved until your payment has been received

The Schramm Education Center is open until 5 pm. If any participants want to go through the Education Center after the lecture, they offer a reduced rate for groups, so the cost would be $3 per adult if they wanted to see the Center & Aquarium. You must pay individually at the front desk, and just need to let the front desk know that you're with the lecture group in order to receive the group rate. 


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
Field Training: 

Course Date: 
(Part 1 Lecture) February 25th, 2023; (Part 2 Field Day) Saturday April 15th

Course Time: 
(Part 1 Lecture)9am-4pm; (Part 2 Field Day)10am-3pm

Course Location: 
(Lecture) Classroom at Schramm Education Center, Gretna, NE; (Field Day) UNL Apiary, Lincoln, NE, GPS: 40.828970, -96.655257

Course Cost: 
$70 per person, includes lecture slides, equipment catalogs, Varroa kit. $30 for additional family member