Nebraska Extension offers introductory beekeeping workshops

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Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s introductory beekeeping workshops.

January 10, 2018

Lincoln, Neb. — Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s introductory beekeeping workshops. The first of a two-part workshop will be held on Jan. 20 at the West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte.

The workshop consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities designed to help participants understand the life history and importance of honey bees. Topics covered will include basic beekeeping techniques and equipment, prime apiary locations, pollinator-friendly plants, honey production and beeswax processing.

The second part of the workshop is a field day designed to teach practical skills on starting and maintaining a honey bee colony. The field day will be held on East Campus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Date still to be determined.

All ages are invited to participate in the workshop.

The cost to register for the workshop is $60 per person, which includes course materials, refreshments and lunch. The cost for each additional family member is $30, and does not include materials. Registration is required by Jan. 15.

To register, send the registration fee plus name, address, phone number and email to Jeri Cunningham, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 103 Entomology Hall, Lincoln, NE, 68583-0816. Make checks payable to the University of Nebraska.

For additional information, contact Dustin Scholl at dscholl3@unl.edu.


Jeri Cunningham
Entomology Department
402-472-8678
jcunningham1@unl.edu