2018 Hive Body Assembly Day

If you are a new or old beekeeper with equipment to build, bring it with you (don’t forget the nails). The 2018 scholarship students will be building their equipment at this event as well.

Nothing to build? No worries! Join us for the pot luck. Please remember to bring a pot luck item and a chair. After the building portion we will gather for a relaxed meal and catch up with one another.

If you have any of the following, we would appreciate you bringing it:

  • hammer or pneumatic air gun
  • quick grip
  • clamps
  • square
  • wood glue
  • frame jig

Our amazing Vice President, Brian Nilson, has graciously offered one of his buildings for this to take place in Marquette. Marquette is about 10 miles north of Aurora, Nebraska. Thanks, Brian!

See Event details.



January 2018 Annual Meeting

Please join us in Seward, January 21st for the Annual Meeting!

When:  Sunday January 21st, 2018  from 1pm-5pm
Where:  Seward Civic center  616 Bradford St, Seward, NE 68434
What:  Social hour, Annual Meeting, election of officers, Beekeeper of the Year and 2017 Scholarship presentations

The meeting will be held at the Seward Civic Center, beginning at 1pm. Here is a brief agenda:
1:00 pm Snacks/hors d’oeuvres and socialize
2:00 pm Annual Meeting
2:15 pm 2017 Scholarship student presentations
4:30 pm 2018 Scholarship student introductions
5:00 pm Closing remarks

We will also have information on 2018 Beginning and Advanced Beekeeping workshops taught by the UNL Bee Lab as well as upcoming meetings and build days.  If you know someone who is interested in getting into beekeeping, feel free to invite them and forward them this email.  All of our meetings are open to the public!

See you in Seward on the 21st!


Fundraiser auction for the 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen

Shelby Kittle, our 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen, has donated her illustration to us.  She won best of show in the youth visual arts at the 2017 Nebraska State Fair Bee Culture Division.  We will be auctioning it off to the highest bidder, on eBay.  All funds will go directly to the Nebraska Beekeepers honey Queen Program.

Artist: 2017 Nebraska Honey Queen, Shelby Kittle

Hometown: Ord, Nebraska

Illustration: 11×14″ colored pencil on paper

Wall Frame: Black, 2″ wooden frame, 18 x 20″

Funds: Raised funds from this piece will go directly to the Nebraska Beekeepers Honey Queen program.

Bidding ends on 11/30, 8:00PM.

The online auction is live!  Click here to see the auction!


NBA October Meeting – Overwintering your bees

We have our October Meeting planned and we want to see you there!d1173912-6c29-40fc-aeb5-ac10edeaa9d4

When: Sunday Oct 9th 1:00pm

Where: Charlie Simonds apiary – Honey Bee World, 12805 Rokeby Road, Bennet, NE. It is just south of Highway 2 between 120th and 134th Streets Southeast of Lincoln.

What: Charlie will be showing us best practices for overwintering your bee hives. Bring your protective equipment as we will be around live hives.

*Attn Scholarship students and new beekeepers**   this is a great learning experience for you as you get ready to put your hives away for winter. Having strong colonies going into winter sets you up for next year!

As always, these events are also open to the public. If you have a friend who would like to come, forward them this email or bring them along!


State Fair Volunteers Needed!!



Calling all volunteers!!
We are looking to fill our volunteer shifts at our booth during the State Fair
Shifts are 9 am- 3 pm  and 3 pm- 9 pm daily
Volunteering a full shift gets you admission into the fair, a free ice cream at the end of your shift and the knowledge you are
  • Helping to recruit future beekeepers,
  • Spreading the knowledge of how beekeeping/bees are vital to our lives,
  • Help our one and only fundraiser of the year for our scholarship program
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Amy Nelson  at 402-314-0729 or kitchencutie22@gmail.com to set up your shift