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!


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

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.

Who doesn’t love money back? Well we love it if people can register early. This allows us to properly plan for meals, info packets and other wonderful things for the day. If you do the early bird registration (postmarked or purchased  by 6/11/17), your name will be put in a drawing to win your registration fee back!

Online Registration: (credit or debit)

Early Bird – Member $30.00  

Early Bird – Non-Member $45.00

Manual Registration: (check payment)

2017 Bee Fun Day 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!


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