February 2013 – February 2014
Hymenoptera allergies are the reactions to various stinging insects (including honey bees) and desensitization (immunotherapy). Workshop presented by Liz Dahlgren.
Location is the three blocks north of the intersection of Hwy 34 and Hwy 15.
Registration fee for the North Platte workshop is $30 per person plus $10 each for additional family members. Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and a workbook for new beekeepers. Preregistration is required.
2014 Beginning Beekeeping Workshops – Everything you need to know to succeed in Apiculture!
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:
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.
North Platte Workshop
402 West State Farm Road North Platte, NE 68101
You Can Learn a Lot From Bees
“Place yourself before a hive, and see the indefatigable energy of these industrious veterans, toiling along with their heavy burdens, side by side with their more youthful compeers, and then judge if, while qualified for useful labor, you ought ever to surrender yourself to slothful indulgence.”
“There are certain pursuits that, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.”
Henry David Thoreau
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, one clover, and a bee, and revery. The revery alone will do, if bees are few.”
Keeping bees will raise your understanding of the natural world and the interrelatedness of all living things. In learning about the importance of honey bee pollination, you will realize how living things depend on other living things and that, while a few insects are pests, many are essential to our survival. Keeping honey bees with a young person is a fabulous way to teach them to be patient, gentle and good stewards of the natural world.