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Wyoming Bee College is Back, Bigger

March 10, 2017

For a “degree in bees,” University of Wyoming Extension offers the 2017 Wyoming Bee College Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. 

The $75 conference fee includes a dinner and two lunches. There is no charge for Bee Buddies, children ages 7 to 15 accompanied by an adult. To learn more about Wyoming Bee College, special hotel rates and registration, go to bit.ly/BeeCollege.

This year’s event is bigger, says Catherine Wissner, UW Extension educator. National and regional experts will present five concurrent tracks Saturday and four concurrent tracks Sunday geared toward every level of beekeeper, “wanna-bee,” gardener and pollinator advocate.  

Speakers and workshop leaders bring current research on pollinators, longtime beekeeping experience, and expertise on conservation and habitat development. Participants learn best management practices and how to build their business through new products, certification and food safety. New or aspiring beekeepers get hands-on demonstrations of the basics.

Author and Bee Culture magazine contributor James E. Tew is the keynote speaker both days.

“He is truly a beekeeper with his boots on the ground,” Wissner says. “His knowledge is research-based and practical, plus he brings beekeeping humor, tips, wisdom and stories from the hive.”

Author and beekeeping expert Les Crowder teaches a half-day course on top-bar beekeeping, which is a low-cost, high-wax-yield system that mimics a hollow log.

Denver’s Butterfly Pavilion presents classes on butterflies, native bees and habitat development.

For more information, contact Wissner, the “dean” of Wyoming Bee College, at (307) 633-4383 or cwissner@uwyo.edu.


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