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!
We have our October Meeting planned and we want to see you there!
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!
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
We are excited to announce our 2016 Bee Fun Day! Our annual event has learning opportunities for all levels.
This year, if you do the early bird registration (postmarked by 5/28/16), your name will be put in a drawing to win your registration fee back!
So get registered today!
We’ll be posting updates on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaBeekeepers/
Download Registration form here: BFD2016