UNL Level 1 Beekeeping Workshop Lecture & Field Day 2024

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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, hands-on activities, and demos 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 set up the equipment, install and handle bees safely, and perform hive inspections.

Part I (Lecture): Sunday March 17th, 2024, 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): Saturday April 6th, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Pollinator Garden on East Campus, UNL Apiary, GPS: 40.828970, -96.655257

Cost: $60 per person, $20 per additional family member, and an optional $10 charge for a workbook (content is also provided in a flash-drive included with registration cost). Registration covers Learning materials flash-drive, a varroa testing kit, beekeeping supply catalogs, and more! 

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 

Make checks payable to: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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


State: Nebraska
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Field Training: 

Course Date: 
(Part 1 Lecture) Sunday March 17th, 2024; (Part 2 Field Day) Saturday April 6th

Course Time: 
(Part 1 Lecture)9am-4pm; (Part 2 Field Day)1pm-5pm

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

Course Cost: 
$60 per person, $20 for additional family member, Optional $10 charge for workbook