2014 Beginning Beekeeping Workshops!!!

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.

Workshop Registration Online:  http://go.unl.edu/2014beekeepingworkshops
Be sure to specify which workshop you are registering for.If you do not have access to register online, contact Vaughn Hammond at (402) 873-3166.

Nebraska City Workshop
Kimmel Education and Research Center
5985 Road G
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410 402-873-5293


North Platte Workshop
402 West State Farm Road
North Platte, NE 68101 308-696-6701


ARDC Workshop (near Mead)
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Agricultural Research and Development Center Headquarters Building
1071 County Road B
Ithaca, Nebraska 68033

Annual Meeting – January 26th @ 2pm -Valentino’s Grand Buffet 70th & Van Dorn

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.

Please RSVP to Jane Nelson by January 22.
Shop – (402) 261-3407 or email – valhallabeez@neb.rr.com


More Than Honey event planned for Sept 15th @ The Ross theater in Lincoln, NE

More Than Honey Trailer:

Event info:


Sunday, September 15 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by The Friends of The Ross

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.

Link to full event information:



State Fair Volunteers Needed!!!!

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

You can view the current Fair Calendar at:

To volunteer you can call the following people:
Jane Nelson  (402) 261-3407
Deb Swirmicky  (712) 520-9152

Thank you in advance for volunteering!