Make it & Take it Handmade Soap Class

Soap class

Learn how to make natural soap and take home a block to cut into 5-6 bars.  Class includes everything you need plus recipes and tips for success!

**Update: The soap class will be MUCH more than just soap. The instructors will also show you how to make your own lotions, lotion bars, herbal salves, lip balms, nail butter and more!!!!

When: Saturday February 6, 2016  1-5

Where:  Seward Civic Center, 616 Bradford St, Seward, NE

Cost:  $35 per person – Each person must bring a small pan (approx 1 1/2-2qt pan that is stainless steel, glass or enamel.

Class space is limited so register today!

Download and print the   Registration Form

For additional information contact:

Jane Nelson
c/o Valhalla Bee Farm,  402-261-3407 for questions


March 9th meeting @ the Seward Library in Seward, NE

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.

We hope to see you this sunday!


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:
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 –