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02/15/2019 - Introductory Beekeeping Workshop In Scottsbluff

Nebraska Extension will sponsor an introductory beekeeping class in 2019 in Scottsbluff. The two-part class will consist of a lecture and hands-on activities on Feb. 23-24 and a field day on May 4.

Advance registration is required and registrations are due Feb. 15. Details are below.

The workshop will take place at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I. Registration begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, February 23, and Saturday’s session will run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Sunday’s session runs from 9:00 am until noon.

Topics include honey bee biology, equipment and management; honey production; maintaining health hives; swarm management; trouble-shooting queen failures; pest and pathogen control; honey production; and value-added projects. This course focuses on year 1 and 2 beekeeping. Additional information on advanced beekeeping is available at https://entomoogy.unl.edu/bee-lab

The $75 per person fee includes a beekeeping handbook, lecture slides, equipment catalogs, Varroa kit, refreshments, lunch on Saturday, and light breakfast on Sunday. Additional family members can register for an additional $35, which does not include an additional handbook. For additional information, contact UNL Bee Lab at unlbeelab@unl.edu

To register, send name, address, phone number, email and class fee to Jeri Cunningham, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology, 103 Entomology Hall, Lincoln, NE, 68583-0816. Email address: jcunningham1@unl.edu; phone 402-472-8678.