Beekeeping learning circle to focus on secondary hive locations

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Kirstin Bailey, program associate,, 402.367.8989; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

BRAINARD, NEBRASKA – Beekeepers and landowners are invited to a learning circle on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at 2030 30 Rd., near Brainard, Nebraska. 

“What to expect as a beekeeper or landowner?” will focus on the benefits of co-locating honey bees on cultivated land, as a beekeeper’s secondary location.

Kirstin Bailey, of the Center for Rural Affairs and also a beekeeper, will talk about her experience managing hives in two locations. Joette Novak, a landowner, will talk about her choice to have bees and her experience. 

“Deciding to manage a secondary location can feel like a big step, and like you are adding on extra time, but the benefit of having a diverse landscape and locations can outweigh the extra time,” Bailey said. “I will talk about how diversifying your locations can be a way to manage risks when beekeeping.” 

There is no cost to attend. Interested participants are asked to RSVP to Bailey at or at 402.367.8989. Visit for more information.

This event is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, and made possible by funding from a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.