Fundraiser auction for the 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen

Shelby Kittle, our 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen, has donated her illustration to us.  She won best of show in the youth visual arts at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair Bee Culture Division.  We will be auctioning it off to the highest bidder, on eBay.  All funds will go directly to the Nebraska Beekeepers honey Queen Program.

Artist: 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen, Shelby Kittle

Hometown: Ord, Nebraska

Illustration: 11×14″ colored pencil on paper

Wall Frame: Black, 2″ wooden frame, 18 x 20″

Funds: Raised funds from this piece will go directly to the Nebraska Beekeepers Honey Queen program.

Bidding ends on 11/30, 8:00PM.

The online auction is live!  Click here to see the auction!

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NBA October Meeting – Overwintering your bees

We have our October Meeting planned and we want to see you there!d1173912-6c29-40fc-aeb5-ac10edeaa9d4

When: Sunday Oct 9th 1:00pm

Where: Charlie Simonds apiary – Honey Bee World, 12805 Rokeby Road, Bennet, NE. It is just south of Highway 2 between 120th and 134th Streets Southeast of Lincoln.

What: Charlie will be showing us best practices for overwintering your bee hives. Bring your protective equipment as we will be around live hives.

*Attn Scholarship students and new beekeepers**   this is a great learning experience for you as you get ready to put your hives away for winter. Having strong colonies going into winter sets you up for next year!

As always, these events are also open to the public. If you have a friend who would like to come, forward them this email or bring them along!

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State Fair Volunteers Needed!!

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Calling all volunteers!!
We are looking to fill our volunteer shifts at our booth during the State Fair
Shifts are 9 am- 3 pm  and 3 pm- 9 pm daily
Volunteering a full shift gets you admission into the fair, a free ice cream at the end of your shift and the knowledge you are
  • Helping to recruit future beekeepers,
  • Spreading the knowledge of how beekeeping/bees are vital to our lives,
  • Help our one and only fundraiser of the year for our scholarship program
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Amy Nelson  at 402-314-0729 or kitchencutie22@gmail.com to set up your shift
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