Wyoming Bee College Conference

1/29/2014

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension office is hosting the Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo., over the weekend of March 22-23. It will be two days of hands-on workshops and lectures, offering two concurrent educational sessions. This conference is open to everyone and anyone wanting to learn more about bee health, beekeeping, native bees, bumblebees and value-added bee products.

The first session on Saturday, March 22, is for beginners or current beekeepers wanting to improve their skills with an all-day, hands-on hive workshop taught by local beekeeper Michael Jordan of A Bee Friendly Co. The second session on Saturday will cover advanced beekeeping topics and issues. Several of the advanced classes will be taught by the keynote speaker, Dr. James Strange, USDA-ARS entomologist.

The second day will cover marketing, finding a place for your product, hands-on workshop for value-added products, making mead, native bees and building an orchard mason hive. There will be a class on dealing with drought taught by Nancy Loomis.

The conference cost of $50 for both days includes two lunches, snacks and a banquet dinner on Saturday night, or you can register for one day at $35/day. Click here to register.

Speakers will include Dr. James Strange, Michael Jordan, Brenna Marsicek, Cole Ehmke, Polly Cross, Jeff Edwards and Nancy Loomis.

For more information, contact Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.