Introductory (Year 2) Beekeeping

Date: Time: 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Eastern Nebraska Research & Extension Center (ENREC) Room: Christenson Agricultural Research Education Building
1071 County Road G
Ithaca NE 68033
Directions: Formally the ARDC near Mead, NE
Contact: Jeri Cunningham, 402-472-8678, jcunningham1@unl.edu
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 and 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. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Part II (Field Day) is Saturday, April 27 at UNL’s East Campus Pollinator Garden.

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