1071 County Road East
Ithaca, NE 68033
Beginning Beekeeping Hands on Field day @ the ARDC near Mead!
The ARDC (Mead) workshop is a hands-on session for participants in both the North Platte and Nebraska City workshops. There is no registration fee for the ARDC (Mead) workshop, and lunch is pot-luck so bring a dish to share.
Directions to ARDC Headquarters
FROM LINCOLN: Take Hwy. 77 north out of Lincoln towards Wahoo. Just north of the unincorporated community of Swedeburg (and 4 miles south of Wahoo), you will approach a green Univ. of Nebraska Agricultural R and D Center sign, a Hwy. 66/77 sign, and a Wahoo/ Ashland/Ithaca sign. Turn east (right) onto Hwy. 66 (formerly Hwy. 63) and travel 6 3/4 miles east. The August N. Christenson Research and Education Building is located on Hwy. 66 on the south (right) side of the road. The building is situated behind a hill and is difficult to see from the highway. The phone number for the ARDC Research & Education Center is 402-624-8000. Maps to the ARDC Education Center and Apiculture Lab can be found on the Internet at: http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml
There are Many Reasons to Keep Honey Bees
The honey and beeswax that bees produce can be crafted into a delightful variety of products. In addition, many crops grown in orchards, gardens, and on farms benefit from bee pollination. They respond to bee visits with increased yields and increased fruit size and quality. Introduced bee pests and diseases have eliminated many wild colonies that do not have a human caretaker, but knowledgeable beekeepers continue to manage bees profitably.