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Kat and Dustin, K&D's Bees, at a vendor show. 2011.

Dustin picking up some new 3lb packaged bee boxes. These packages contain 1 queen, 3-5K honeybees and a jar of food.

Kat bottling the first honey bear in 2011.

Products of K&D's Honey Bees

A helper smoking the bees before opening the hive.

Checking bees with some more help.

Four hives on the Seward apiary location. Including Carniolan, Golden Italian and Minnesota Hygienic.

Winterization of Hives. Wrapping hive with roofing tarp, windbreak on North & West sides and a supplemental food source (Candy board).

Springtime floral sources are great for getting wax glands going.

Honeybees tasting simple syrup.

Honey bees fanning the pharamone when they were first installed in the Garland, Nebraska hive.

Queen bee will typically be the only egg laying bee within a hive. She will lay her body weight in eggs every day (approximately 1,200)!
*Best of Show in Bee Culture - photography 2012 at the Nebraska State Fair*

Uncapping honey supers in 2011

Honey bee brood pattern

Italian queen inside of a queen cage

2015 Beginning Beekeeping Short Course provided by UNL

by Kat Scholl on 01/15/15

Interested in beekeeping? Here's your one day short course for 2015. 
Keep in mind that your package bees will need to be ordered prior to this date. 

"A Beginning Beekeeping Short Course will be offered by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Christenson Agricultural Research Education Building near Mead, Nebraska. Directions to the meeting site can be found at http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml . Registration is $40 and includes lunch, breaks and a workbook. To register send a check and your contact information to:

Jeri Cunningham
Department of Entomology
University of Nebraska
103 Entomology Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0816

Registrations must be received by Feb. 25, 2015. Instructors will include Marion Ellis, Erin Ingram, Natalia Bjorklund, Hershel Staats and Warren Nelson."

Univeristy of Nebraska- Lincoln; Beginning Beekeeping Short Course: http://entomology.unl.edu/beecourse.shtml

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