Sheldon is from Papillion NE, he has a BA in Fisheries and Wildlife from UNL, and is currently a masters student in the entomology department. He has been working in the UNL Bee Lab for 6 years, and has participated in USDA APHIS studies, various graduate research, outreach, and of course, helping with the UNL beehives. In his spare time, Sheldon and his wife, Courtney, enjoy SCUBA diving, paragliding, hiking and run a small business doing native edible landscaping consultations.
Spring is right around the corner! Are you ready for the warmer weather and seeing your bees working the new blossoms? Join us for an informal Q&A session regarding Spring Prep for our bees. Guest Speaker- Warren Nelson Warren Nelson has been beekeeping for 29 years. He started it as a hobby and it grew. Warren and his wife Jane own Valhalla Bee Farm in Lincoln. They bottle and distribute honey to grocery stores in Lincoln, Omaha and other parts of Nebraska.
Valhalla Bee Farm also sells a full line of beekeeping equipment for your beekeeping needs. They are currently taking orders for package bees that will arrive in April.
Attention Nebraska Beekeepers! Please join us for Virtual Bee Fun Day held in conjunction with Great Plains Master Beekeeping this SATURDAY, Feb 13 from 7:45 am to 7 pm, virtually over Zoom. NBA’s 2020 Youth Scholars will share their presentations about their year in beekeeping from 11:20 am to 12 :20 pm and NBA will hold our annual meeting from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. This is a free event, but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED! Register for this event here: https://ssp.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40aUceKguPkzeTz If you register, you will receive the event Zoom link via email the day prior to the event. This is a free event, however donations to GPMB are greatly appreciated and funds go toward beekeeping management education and advocacy efforts. The main goal of GPMB is to create a broader beekeeping community that fosters learning and field training for beekeepers of all levels and interests. Many of the beekeeping fun day events continue to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. We are providing this virtual fun day to better engage with our beekeepers. The bees are still here and beekeepers still need help managing hives. Center for Rural Affairs Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association Heroes to Hives UNL Bee Lab Nebraska Beekeepers Association Rolla Bee Club Missouri State Beekeepers Association Loess Hills Beekeeping Association
Join us Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, beginning at 7:30 pm for our monthly beekeeping Webinar with Shelby Kittle who will explore the use of different beeswax foundation to promote the production of specialty comb honey to yield higher economic gains for hobbyist beekeepers. Shelby started beekeeping in 2014 and has produced both comb honey and bottled honey for the past six years. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in agriculture education with the option to teach. Shelby also works for UNL’s Bee Lab helping graduate students with research projects. The Nebraska Beekeepers Association holds monthly webinars for current NBA members (typically) on the second Tuesday of each month to help educate and connect current, new, and potential beekeepers. Webinars provide seasonal reminders and NBA updates beginning at 7:30 pm followed by special guest speakers. Webinars can be join (and watched) online or by phone.
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UNL Bee Lab has been investigating increasing losses of honey bee colonies in Nebraska over the past few years and has uncovered a previously unknown process of disposing surplus treated crop seeds through ethanol processing. This talk will discuss some of our findings and highlights areas of concern that may be impacting not just our bees but our community as well.
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Time: Nov 10, 2020 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)