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.
Date, Time, Location:
Part I (lecture)= February 24th, 2018 (9a-4p) at UNL’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Education Center (Formerly ARDC), Mead, NE
Part II (field Day) = April (TBD) at UNL East Campus Pollinator Garden and Outdoor Classroom, Lincoln NE
Cost: $70 per person, includes beekeeping handbook, lecture slides, equipment catalogs, Varroa kit, refreshments & lunch. $35 for each additional family member (does not include handbooks)
***Please register by February 16th, 2018
More information at https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab#tab2