Beekeeping learning circle to focus on secondary hive locations

Release Date: 

09/03/2019

Contact(s): 

Kirstin Bailey, program associate, kirstinb@cfra.org, 402.367.8989; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 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 kirstinb@cfra.org or at 402.367.8989. Visit cfra.org/events 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.