Explore Beekeeping

Are you curious about honey bees? Do you want to know what it takes to get into beekeeping?

Learn about the role and importance of bees in food production, and how they help shape our natural landscapes and support other wildlife. Learn about healthy pollinator communities, the beekeeping industry, and beekeeping as a farm business.

After this class, you will have a better understanding of:

  • What it takes to become a beekeeper, including time and labor;
  • The role of beekeepers in farming systems;
  • How to get started in beekeeping, including costs and resources;
  • How to manage bees as a business; and
  • Assets available for additional beekeeping training.

Beekeeping offers:

  • Flexible hobby and/or business opportunities,
  • Community and family engagement,
  • Physical and intellectual activity,
  • Connections to nature, and
  • Further understanding of natural systems.

Explore beekeeping is part of the Great Plains Master Beekeeping Project.

To register for Explore Beekeeping in O’Neill, click on the register button to register online or call (402) 336-1504.


For more information, contact Holt County Economic Development at (402) 336-1504 or info@growholt.com.