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Meet our 2023 Funday Speakers!

For this year, we wanted to offer you a good mix of lectures, demos and hands-on talks.  We hope to see  you in Grand Island!

Use discount code: EARLYBEE2023   at checkout for $5 off your registration.

Buy tickets now!

Introducing our Brown Bag Honey Tasting Contest!

If you have a delectable honey that you believe deserves recognition, why not enter it into the Bee Fun Day competition? Participating in our Brown Bag Honey contest can be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your beekeeping skills and the unique flavors of your honey. 


Using a 1 lb queenline jar, select up to 5 jars of your most flavorful natural honey, this can be dark, amber or light honey and fill the jar(s). No artificially flavored honeys please.


Bring your honey to the Bee Fun Day wrapped in a brown paper bag, a small lunch bag is a good size for the queenline jars. Write your name (location of the source apiary is optional), on the outside of the bag.


Complete the entry form during the morning registration at the Bee Fun Day event on September 10th. Honey will be judged during the lunch hour and winners announced during the Q&A Session at 4PM. Prizes will be awarded to the top three honey entries. 

2023 Bee Fun Day Schedule
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Silent Auction
Image by Raychan

     We will be having a silent auction during Fun Day to raise additional funds for the scholarship program.   If you have anything you would be willing to part with for the silent auction, simply bring it with you and one of the board members or volunteers will assist you.

Examples of past items include:  Just about anything bee-related (beeswax candles, quilts, blankets, mead, flower seeds, bee cookie jars, etc.)

Sun, Jan 30


Zoom Event

2022 NBA Winter Conference

Enjoy the conference from home!

2022 NBA Winter Conference
2022 NBA Winter Conference

Time & Location

Jan 30, 2022, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM CST

Zoom Event


About the event

For the safety of our membership and communities we are hosting the 2022 NBA Winter Conference online. 

Here’s the agenda information and details below. 


1030a-11a: Introductory remarks from President Megan Vetter & NBA broad officers, General Q & A

11a -11:50p: Jennifer Weisbrod (40 min talk & 10 mins Q&A)

Nebraska Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator (and former UNL Bee Lab student)

11:50-12:30p: Break (Call for auction items and NBA volunteers)

1230p-130p: Presentations from 2021 Youth Scholars (5-10 min talks each for 8 scholars)

1:30p- 1:40p: Introduction of 2022 Youth Scholars

1:40-3:00p: UNL Bee Lab student research updates

                       Shelby Kittle (15 min): Comb honey production project

                       Rogan Tokach (15 min): Pesticides and bee behaviors

                       Courtney Brummel (15 min): Alternative hive structures and colony development

                       Sheldon Brummel (15 min): Novel hygienic testing tools

                       Judy Wu-Smart (10 min): Updates from Mead, NE and treated seed disposal issues

                       Sheldon Brummel (10 mins): upcoming events & updates for Great Plains Master Beekeeping

3-3:30p: NBA business, officer votes, and concluding remarks

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Topic: Nebraska Beekeepers Association Winter Conference

Time: Jan 30, 2022 10:30AM -3:30PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 966 9914 6958

Passcode: NBA2022

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