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 & hands-on activities. 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 part 1)= March 14, 2020 | Raising Nebraska: 501 East Fonner Park Road Suite 100, Grand Island NE
Check-in starting at 8:30 Lecture – 9a-4p
Part II (field Day) = May 2 | Location – TBA
Cost: $80 per person, includes beekeeping handbook, lecture slides, equipment catalogs, Varroa kit, refreshments & lunch. $30 for each additional family member (does not include handbooks)