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Sunday Oct 4th bee meeting: Overwintering bee Hives


Oct 4th Meeting!!

When:  Sunday Oct 4th 1:30pm

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.

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, bring them along.


November 10th Meeting

Sunday, November 10, 1:30 pm:  Shawn Koehler, District Sales Manager from Bayer CropScience, will do a presentation on the efforts that Bayer is doing to improve bee health and stewardship efforts.  He will be taking questions during his presentation as well.  The location is the Seward Civic Center Basement, 616 Bradford street, Seward, NE, three blocks north of the intersection of Hwy 15 and Hwy 34.


Nebraska Beekeepers Association July 2013

July 13, 2013 12:00 p.m.
James Arthur Vineyard

Approximately 20 members and families were in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by President Warren Nelson, 1:40 p.m.

January minutes and treasurer reports approved by membership

New website available

Bee Cards

  • Provided for schools, 4h groups, or other small group sharing
  • Send a letter on organization letterhead addressed to Warren, you can receive at no cost.
  • The association has completed another re-run

Lancaster County Fair presence

  • Sell many bee products
  • Need help, please sign up
  • New this year is an open class honey at, bee culture section
  • Judging will happen Tuesday August 6, 2013
  • Need to provide entries the morning of August 6, released August 11.
  • Charlie Simmonds is the appointed superintendent.
  • Warren can pick up for you and bring back to shop with advance notice.

State Fair

  • August 23-September 2
  • Need volunteers, opportunity to provide education to the public
  • State Fair entries need to be delivered on location no later than Thursday, August 22, 8 p.m.
  • If you would like to drop off at Valhalla Shop Wednesday, August 21, 5 p.m.

“More than Honey” Video showing

  • Awaiting response from Ross Film if they plan to do a showing

Newsletter snail mailing

  • Please make sure that your e-mail is accurate for proper digital deliver
  • Contact Valhalla Bee Farm to verify accuracy

Adjourned 1:55 p.m.


Todd Jensen, Secretary