We have 2 guest speakers for this weekends meeting!
Natalia Bjorklund will give a presentation on native pollinators. Brian Teeter will give a presentation on habitat for pollinators and how the Farm Bill can assist landowners in establishing pollinator habitat.
2014 Beginning Beekeeping Workshops – Everything you need to know to succeed in Apiculture!
Feb. 15 – North Platte -9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Feb. 22 –Nebraska City -9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
April 19 – ARDC (Mead) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration fee for the North Platte and Nebraska City workshops is $70 per person plus $35 each for additional family members. Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and a workbook for new beekeepers. Preregistration is required for both workshops.
Annual NBA meeting Power Point presentation of the scholarship kids 1st year of beekeeping. Election of Officers and presentation of awards. Prices are: $12.65 for adults, $6.10 for 12 and under. When you pay, just mention you are with the Nebraska Beekeepers Association.
Sunday, November 10, 1:30 pm: Shawn Koehler, District Sales Manager from Bayer CropScience, will do a presentation on the efforts that Bayer is doing to improve bee health and stewardship efforts. He will be taking questions during his presentation as well. The location is the Seward Civic Center Basement, 616 Bradford street, Seward, NE, three blocks north of the intersection of Hwy 15 and Hwy 34.
Preparing Your Bees For Winter. October 13th at 1:30 pm. Presenter is Charlie Simonds. Location is Honey Bee World, 12805 Rokeby Road, Bennet, Nebraska. It is just South of Highway 2 between 120th and 134th Streets Southeast of Lincoln.
This event is free and open to the public. Screenings of MORE THAN HONEY are at regular Ross prices.
The MORE THAN HONEY event will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Catch a screening of the film and enjoy the exhibits, food, and drink at your leisure.
The event will feature:
- Tastings of local honey
- Honey themed food and drinks
- Educational booths about bees and honey products
- Encaustic (Beeswax) art-making & demonstration with artist Margaret Berry (from 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
- Screenings of MORE THAN HONEY throughout the day
(1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 p.m.)
The event is free, normal admission fees to see the movie still apply.
The Nebraska State Fair is less than a week away! While we have had some people step up and plan to volunteer (thank you by the way), we still have a lot of days yet to fill. *Remember, if you volunteer for a shift, you get into the fair for free! Also, all youth scholarship students are required to work a shift at the state fair booth.
First off, we need some more day managers. A day manager shift is an all day shift 9-9 and means you are in charge that day.
We need day managers for:
Tues Aug 27th (this is Kids Day at the fair and our booth is very busy)
Thurs Aug 29th
Sat Aug 31st
Next, we need volunteers for the following shifts:
Sun Aug 25 3 – 9
Mon Aug 26 9 – 3 and 3 – 9
Tues Aug 27 9 – 3 This is a Kids Day at the fair
Wed Aug 28 3 – 9
Thurs Aug 29 9 – 3 and 3 – 9
Fri Aug 30 9 – 3 and 3 – 9
Sat Aug 31 3 – 9
Sun Sept 1 3 – 9
Mon Sept 2 9 – 3 and 3 – 9
Join us! Saturday July 13th @ 12:00 at James Arthur Vineyards.
We will be touring James Arthur Vineyards. We will be touring the grounds, the processing facility, and then have a short business meeting. After that you can enjoy some wine sampling on your own. Fees may apply.
James Arthur Vineyards – The July meeting will be on a Saturday. We will be touring James Arthur Vineyards. We will get a tour of the grounds, tour of the processing facility, and then have a short business meeting. After that you can enjoy some wine sampling on your own.