This course builds upon the basic management practices covered in Year 1 beekeeping and focuses on how to maintain healthy honey bee colonies. This course is meant for beekeepers with at least one year of experience. Part I of the course includes lectures by several speakers & hands-on activities. Topics include swarm management, splitting colonies, reversals, pest and pathogen management, honey production, and value-added products. Part II of the course is a field day that gets you in the hives and takes the lessons from Part I into practice.
Date, Time, Location:
Part I (lecture)= March 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, refreshments & lunch. $35 for each additional family member (does not include handbooks)
***Please register by March 16th, 2018
More information at https://entomology.unl.edu/bee-lab#tab2