University of Wyoming Extension News

Beekeeping, bee health, products at Cheyenne conference

Native bee hiveLaramie County Community College will buzz with activity during the Wyoming Bee College Conference Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, in Cheyenne.

University of Wyoming Extension is hosting the college, which offers eight speakers and presentations. The conference is open to anyone wanting to learn more about bee health, beekeeping, native bees and value-added bee products.

A schedule is at http://bit.ly/beecollege. LCCC is at 1400 E. College Dr.

Saturday’s first session caters to those looking to begin or improve skills during an all-day, hands-on hive workshop. The second session covers advanced beekeeping topics and issues.

Other classes focus on topics such as the importance of native bees, pesticides and beekeeping, dealing with drought and marketing bee products.

Register at eventbrite.com, Wyoming Bee College. Cost is $50 for both days or $35 for one.

For more information, contact Laramie County UW Extension horticulturist Catherine Wissner at 307-633-4383.