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.
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
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.)
Sat, Jan 28|
2023 Winter Conference
Join us for our annual Nebraska Beekeepers Association Winter Conference! Great speakers, informative demonstrations and fun hands on activities.
Time & Location
Jan 28, 2023, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Grand Island, 501 East Fonner Park Road Suite 100 Inside the Nebraska Building at Fonner Park Between State Fair Boulevard and Fonner Park Road, Grand Island, NE
About the event
Members RSVP before January 25, 2023.
Hands-on activity stations 12:30-2:00pm:
•Building “all-season” mouse guard bottom boards: Also known as Marion Mouse Guards after Dr. Marion Ellis who developed the design. This demonstration shows how to adjust bottom boards for all season protection from mice and no more fussing with entrance reducers.
•Queen banking: Learn what banks are used for as well as how one is set up and maintained.
•Examining bees and mites up close: Beekeepers can view bees and mites through microscopes at high magnification to see how mites lodge in between the tight crevices of their bee hosts. Come learn about how these parasites feed, disperse, and reproduce within the hive from a really up-close perspective.
Registration and coffee social
1 hour 15 minutes
Nebraska Beekeepers Association Board Members Updates