Lincoln, Neb. — Those interested in learning about how to keep honey bees are encouraged to register for Nebraska Extension’s introductory beekeeping workshops. The first of a two-part workshop will be held on Feb. 1 at 8015 West Center Road, Omaha, Neb.

The workshop consists of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on activities designed to help participants understand the biology and importance of honey bees. Topics covered will include basic beekeeping techniques and equipment, prime apiary locations, pollinator-friendly plants, honey production and beeswax processing.

The second part of the workshop is a field day designed to teach practical skills on starting and maintaining a honey bee colony. The field day will be held at the same Omaha Extension office on April 25.

All ages are invited to participate in the workshop.

The cost to register for the workshop is $80 per person, which includes course materials, refreshments and lunch. The cost for each additional family member is $30, and does not include materials. Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Register online at Please make checks payable to the University of Nebraska and send to the UNL Bee Lab, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 103 Entomology Hall, Lincoln, NE, 68583-0816.

For additional information, contact Dustin Scholl at

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