04 2018 (April)

Scenes from Wyoming Bee College

Woman behind a table display talks to interviewer as another woman records on her phone.
Stacey Schmid of Range Solar shows the solar-powered heating and cooling systems she and her husband, Mark, developed for use with Chubak’s carved bee boxes. Cheyenne East High School volunteer Maeve Knepper interviews Schmid, as Brittany Newlin records a video for the Laramie County Extension Facebook page. A basic beekeeping workshop is in progress on the other side of the Laramie County Community College recreation and athletic center.
woman talks and gestures as another woman listens.
Ronda Koski of Colorado State University (left) shares thoughts with volunteer LaDonna Foley. Koski presented on various ways beekeepers split one hive into two. Bee College is the place to gain a wide-ranging education in all things bees, from pollinator habitat, basic to advanced beekeeping, to teaching kids, honey bee health, and selling products.
Man in embroidered canvas beekeeper jacket and veil.
At the 5th Annual Wyoming Bee College March 17-18 in Cheyenne, master beekeeper Albert Chubak presented “What I wish I’d known but didn’t even know I didn’t know.” Both of Chubak’s grandfathers were beekeepers in Ukraine, so when he saw this Ukrainian beekeeper jacket and veil at the vendor fair, he bought two.
Woman in beekeeper’s hat holds cell phone and microphone, bees in transparent hive in background.
Danielle Seat of KGWN News uses her phone to review notes for a story she is preparing about the 2018 Bee College.
Man in cap with notebook talks to smiling woman wearing a tiara.
Laramie County Master Gardener Mike Heath meets with 2018 American Honey Princess Jenny Gross, a beekeeper from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Heath is in the early stages of establishing a lavender-growing business and says he hopes to add bees.