I just wish that I had had this experience when I first started beekeeping and finding no support for assessing my hives. Beekeeping is one of those life-long learning experiences.
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Learning Circle participant

In Person and Virtual Learning Circles

I know that some of us learn best by doing things ourselves, using our hands with a little guidance. In Person Learning Circles were conceived to use local talent as a way to offer in-demand topics in an accessible way — hands-on.


I also understand that not everything needs to be in person, so virtual learning circles are small and highly interactive groups that meet over zoom.


Tues, Apr. 23, 2024 – 7 p.m.

Ways to use a nuc with the Sanders

~ it was great to see you all ~


Tues., May 7 – 7 p.m.

All about swarms with Randall

*thank you for attending*


June 11, 2024 – 7 p.m.

Bee research on the internet with Christine

thanks for attending 🙂


July 22, 2024 – 7 p.m.

Beekeeping operations insurance with Don

register here


Sat., May 11 – 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Cutout with Ben

*thanks for coming*


Tues., May 21, 2024, 7 p.m.

On The Spot (OTS) Queen Rearing + Splits 

~thanks for attending~


July 15, 2024 – 7 p.m.

Logo tips and critiques with Brandon

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Weekend Date TBA

Extractors Learning Circle

details forthcoming


Sun., Apr. 28, 2024, 1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Let’s make nucs! with panel

~that was fun~


Sat., June 8, 2024, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Grafting with Tyler

-that was fun-


July 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Bottling with Val 

details here

I am where I am because of the Iowa Farmers Union and NCR- SARE, which laid the foundation of my work between April 2023- April 2024. 


The final report for Learning Circles for Beekeepers may be found in SARE’s database. The work was funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number 2022-38640-37486 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number ONC23-127. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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