Wyoming Bee College 2016

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WY Bee College, 2016 Flyer


This PDF File was released by the WY Bee college as a description of the event.

The University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension is proud to host the third Wyoming Bee College Conference at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY, Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.

The 2014 Bee College was very successful with 120 people attending from Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana.

The 2015 Bee College had 143 attendees some from Southern California, Tennessee, Nebraska and Colorado along with a good showing of Wyoming bee people. The attendees included a mix of individuals who were just learning the craft as well as more advanced beekeepers who wanted to learn more in-depth care of pollinators.

The 2016 Bee College we have once again reached out to find new and inspirational speakers to take everyone to the next level of beekeeping, bring more people into the craft and help others make a business of beekeeping or just be better at keeping bees and helping pollinating insects.

The conference will offer workshops and lectures for the new to bees to the experienced beekeeper. Our speakers come from various professional settings such as; university faculty, USDA research facilities and beekeepers known for their commitment to the craft

Tentative workshops: beginning beekeeping, native bees, raising your own queens, keeping track of queen genetics, building pollinator habitat and much more.


The offical WY Bee College 2016 website


This PDF File provides a listing (as of 4 Feb) of the anticipated speakers and their bios for the 2016 WY Bee College.


Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20.


This file is a PDF of the schedule and agenda. (updated 4 Feb '16)

Individual Tracks

Please see the schedule for details and locations. It doesn't appear that these tracks go through all days and you may be able to 'hop about' and choose what you want to attend.

Track 1 - Beginner Beekeeping

  • Beekeeping Apprentice Workshop
  • Winter Bee Care and Behavior. overwintering survival
  • Don't Stress your Bees (pesticides, parasites nutrition and more)
  • Spring, Summer and Fall Care of Honey Bees

Track 2 - Journeyman Beekeeping

Taking you to the next level

  • Honey Bee Nutrition
  • Swarm Psychology
  • Using Essential Oils
  • Rearing Queen Bees
  • Starting a honey business
  • What it takes to legally sell your Mead in Wyoming or across state lines.
  • Creating Mead

Track 3 - Conservation & Native Pollinators

  • Factors contribute to bee decline
  • Bumble Bees
  • Rocky MT Native Plant habitat
  • The importance of native bees in Agriculture
  • Bee identification
  • Wyoming's Pollinator Protectin Program
  • more than just tea - Cooking with Honey

Track 4 - Journeyman Beekeeping

  • Science 101 for Bee Keepers
  • Honey Bees and Farmers
  • Disease Identification
  • Build your own Bee Hive
  • Choosing a location


The 2016 location, while still at the college, will utilize a larger location to accommodate more people and vendors.

Laramie County Community College 1400 East College Drive Conferences and Institutes Building Cheyenne, WY 82007


Register here Total price for registration $75.00 each. Plus a $5.12 service fee. Registration Includes Two day conference, plus snacks, two lunches, one diner and admission to the vendor area.


Host hotel: The Plains Hotel, 307-638-3311 downtown Cheyenne will have a block of rooms available at $83/night tell them you are part of the Wyoming Bee College conference.

The Hotel many of us stayed at last year - and a few this year as well!
The Holiday Inn, is at 204 west Fox Farm Road, Cheyenne, Wy., 307-638-4466.


Have questions about Wyoming Bee College 2016? You can contact the event organizers through the Eventbrite page.

Past Events