2017 Bee Fun Day

We are excited to announce our 2017 Bee Fun Day!  Our annual event has learning opportunities for all levels and all ages!

Register NOW!

Regular – Member $40.00  

Regular – Non-Member $55.00

Additional Person – $10.00

Event Information

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time: 9am – 4pm

Check in begins at 8am.

The first session will begin promptly at 9am.

Location: UNL – Agriculture Research and Development Center, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, NE 68033

Please note that the drive can sometimes surprise individuals – so please plan accordingly. 🙂 Here are some helpful directions:

Directions from I-80, exit 405 (N. 56th St.)

  • Turn left on Highway US-77. Drive north for 17.4 miles.
  • Turn right on Highway NE-66. Drive east for 6.8 miles.
  • ARDC will be on the south (right).

Presenters and Topics

Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, University of Nebraska, UNL Bee Lab Research

Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota, Entomology department “Gary-of-all-trades”

Ginger Reuter, Minnesota beeswax candle crafter

Margaret Barry, Nebraska encaustic artist

Dr. Ron Fessenden, MD, author of The New Honey Revolution

Broodminder, digital remote hive scale product

Pollinator and honey plants

Mite Control

Products of the hive including candlemaking

Hands-on activities  (*add’l cost)

Youth activities for the little ones

Beekeeping supply vendors

And more!

New for 2017: Silent auction

This year we are excited to have some rather impressive items for silent auction to help raise funds for our ever growing programs. 100% of the funds raised for the silent auction will go towards the scholarship program for future years.

New for 2017: Nebraska Honey Queen

This year we will also be crowning the Nebraska Honey Queen, Miss Shelby Kittle from Ord, Nebraska. Shelby was recently a NBA youth scholarship student!


Registration includes lunch. If you require meal accommodations, please note on your registration form.

Online Registration: (credit or debit)

Regular – Member $40.00  

Regular – Non-Member $55.00

Additional Person – $10.00

Manual Registration: (check payment)

Bee Fun Day 2017 Flyer and Form

Complete form with a check payable to the “Nebraska Beekeepers Association” and mail to:

Nebraska Beekeepers Association – Bee Fun Day

2614 W. South Street, #216

Lincoln, NE 68522

Volunteers needed!

If you would like to offer a helping hand for this day, we’d love it! Please let us know by contact us!