OBC PDF Archives

This is where you can find PDF versions of OBC newsletters, forms and other documents we hope you find useful.

We would like to announce the addition of the "Bee Tidings" Archive.  Bee Tidings is a newsletter that is/was put out by the UNL Extension office/Dr Marion Ellis' department and the Nebraska Beekeepers Assn.  Started in 1995 it ran until 2004 and has largely been inaccessible  for some time now.  the PDF's provided here are made directly from the original web pages. 

Members of the Omaha Bee Club can have any of these books or documents professionally printed by the Omaha Bee Club for a nominal cost.  Please contact Tony S to order one of these books or documents.
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 bee books
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Have this book printed and bound for only $20.00  19434k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 10:16 AM T Sandoval
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This is the book that the instructors will be teaching the Intro to Beekeeping classes from. Feel free to download it, print it and study it.   4069k v. 4 Feb 16, 2015, 7:09 AM T Sandoval
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An excellent guide to knowing what's going on inside the hive from observing what's going on outside the hive. Have this book printed and bound for only $10.00  18179k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 10:21 AM T Sandoval
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The book by Abbe Emile Warre detailing how to build and manage his "People's Hive". Have this book printed and bound for only $18.00  9026k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 10:21 AM T Sandoval
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Or, Twenty Two Years Experience in Queen Rearing Have this book printed and bound for only $28.00  10250k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 10:24 AM T Sandoval
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A chart comparing different types of honey bee characteristics from North Carolina University.  1574k v. 2 Jan 24, 2015, 6:49 AM T Sandoval
 Bee club official
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This is the official document assigning an Employer Identification Number to the Omaha Bee Club as a non-profit, unincorporated association.  14k v. 3 Feb 16, 2015, 7:04 AM T Sandoval
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this is the official membership sign up form.  126k v. 4 Feb 21, 2015, 3:00 PM T Sandoval
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These are the official by-laws and Articles of Association establishing the Omaha Bee Club as a non-profit, unincorporated association as voted on by the Omaha Bee Club board of directors on 12/14/2014 and signed by the President and Secretary.  359k v. 3 Feb 16, 2015, 7:04 AM T Sandoval
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Please download and print this form to be reimbursed for expenses on behalf of the Omaha Bee Club  901k v. 3 Feb 16, 2015, 7:05 AM T Sandoval
 Bee Fest
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 bee science
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A scientific, chemical breakdown of plant nectars. 49 pages B&W. There are 12 pages of references. please indicate if you would like it with or without references. Have this book printed and bound for only $6.50 without refs.  872k v. 2 May 14, 2014, 1:17 PM T Sandoval
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This synopsis covers evidence for the effects of conservation interventions for native, wild bees. 116 pages.  Have this book printed and bound for only $14.00   854k v. 2 May 14, 2014, 1:12 PM T Sandoval
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Have this book printed and bound for only $9.00  7538k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 10:28 AM T Sandoval
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"A Field Guide to Honeybees And Their Maladies" by Penn State 2011. 90 pages. Very good with color photos.  A very good companion to the OBC How to Inspect document in the OBC documents section.  1904k v. 2 Sep 18, 2014, 11:27 AM T Sandoval
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Diagnosis of Honeybee Diseases USDA, 199, rev. 2011. 63 pages B&W. Very good details and information. Have this book printed and bound for only $10.00   691k v. 2 May 14, 2014, 1:08 PM T Sandoval
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PDF version of nectar charts from Wikipedia. 10 pages. Have this document printed in full color and bound for only $8.00 ($4.00 unbound)  1224k v. 2 May 14, 2014, 1:08 PM T Sandoval
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How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides Have this book printed and bound for only $6.00  162k v. 5 May 14, 2014, 1:18 PM T Sandoval
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PDF version of pollen charts from Wikipedia. 10 pages.  Have this document printed in full color and bound for only $8.00 ($4.00 unbound)  2056k v. 2 May 14, 2014, 1:08 PM T Sandoval
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 Bee Tidings
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Bee Tidings April 2001  342k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:13 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings December 2001  293k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:13 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings December 1999  124k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:17 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings January 2000  196k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 7:58 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings January 2003  282k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 8:44 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings January 2004  208k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 8:30 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings March 2004  257k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 8:30 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings May 2002  180k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:01 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings May 1998  286k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 7:58 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings May 1999  347k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:17 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings October 2003  155k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 8:44 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings October 1999  323k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:17 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings September 2002  236k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:01 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings April 1996  542k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings December 1995  348k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings December 1997  309k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings February 1998  288k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:19 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings January 1997  374k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings January 1995  161k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings March 1997  209k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings November 1996  850k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings September 1995  345k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings September 1996  584k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 9:55 AM T Sandoval
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Bee Tidings September 1997  249k v. 2 May 5, 2011, 7:00 PM T Sandoval
 Building Hives
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USDA plans for building Langstroth style 5 frame nuc  25k v. 2 Oct 14, 2013, 5:00 AM T Sandoval
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Les Crowder plans for building a Horizontal Top Bar Hive   2529k v. 2 Oct 14, 2013, 5:02 AM T Sandoval
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USDA Handbook plans for building a 10 frame Langstroth style hive  251k v. 2 Oct 14, 2013, 5:00 AM T Sandoval
 bumblebees
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 Club Documents
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a month by month listing of things beekeepers might be doing.  62k v. 2 Feb 16, 2015, 7:08 AM T Sandoval
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Notes to be used in presentations along with the picture frames in the bee club education hives.  76k v. 2 Dec 10, 2014, 8:54 PM T Sandoval
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A general guide to judging honey. Used in Omaha Bee Club honey judging events.  39k v. 2 Oct 18, 2014, 6:54 PM T Sandoval
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A complete hive inspection step by step with an included inspection sheet you can print and use. A very good companion to this is the "Field Guide To Bee Maladies" book in the Bee Science section above.   129k v. 2 Sep 18, 2014, 11:33 AM T Sandoval
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This is one of a series of lists of plants that are being compiled by and on behalf of the Omaha Bee Club to help growers choose plants that are good for bees and meet specific environmental needs also. This list covers plants that prevent soil erosion  42k v. 3 Feb 16, 2015, 7:01 AM T Sandoval
 Extras
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Mite Away Quick Strips Frequently Asked Questions  80k v. 2 Sep 18, 2012, 7:05 AM T Sandoval
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Here are two recipes to make fondant that do not contain corn syrup.  47k v. 2 Sep 17, 2014, 5:35 AM T Sandoval
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 Fun Downloads
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From Haagen Daaz ice Cream company, a fun and informative booklet that tells kids and adults all about bees. Use an un-zip app to open compressed file.  4038k v. 2 Sep 15, 2013, 7:45 AM T Sandoval
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Honey War is a game that is based upon both strategy and luck. 2 to 5 players control their own apiaries. The goal is to build up a large apiary, and the first to get 10 points wins.  3233k v. 2 Sep 19, 2013, 1:40 PM T Sandoval
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A flyer about the bee club and bees  722k v. 2 Jun 20, 2014, 7:25 AM T Sandoval
 Newsletters
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April 2013, #4  1282k v. 2 May 12, 2013, 10:54 AM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2014  404k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:46 AM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2013  725k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:45 AM T Sandoval
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August 2012 #8  347k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:25 PM T Sandoval
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December 2012  382k v. 2 Feb 21, 2013, 1:40 PM T Sandoval
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Issue #4, February 2011  181k v. 1 Mar 27, 2011, 9:06 PM T Sandoval
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Issue #5, March 2011   187k v. 1 Mar 27, 2011, 9:06 PM T Sandoval
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February 2013, #2  466k v. 2 May 12, 2013, 10:54 AM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2014  828k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:46 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #1, November 2010  Sep 4, 2011, 5:14 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #2, December 2010  Sep 4, 2011, 5:15 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #3, January 2011  Sep 4, 2011, 5:15 AM T Sandoval
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January 2013  420k v. 2 Feb 21, 2013, 1:41 PM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2014  502k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:46 AM T Sandoval
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July 2012 #7  380k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:27 PM T Sandoval
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June 2012 #6  347k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:28 PM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2013  485k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:45 AM T Sandoval
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March 2013, #3  541k v. 2 May 12, 2013, 10:55 AM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2014  397k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:46 AM T Sandoval
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May 2012 #5  423k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:28 PM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2013  654k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:45 AM T Sandoval
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November 2012  4030k v. 2 Feb 21, 2013, 1:40 PM T Sandoval
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Issue #8, June, 2011  162k v. 3 Jun 24, 2011, 4:18 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #10, August 2011  163k v. 3 Sep 4, 2011, 5:14 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #11, Sept 2011  162k v. 3 Sep 4, 2011, 5:13 AM T Sandoval
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Issue #6, April 2011  232k v. 3 Apr 16, 2011, 2:10 PM T Sandoval
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Issue #7, May 2011   160k v. 3 Jun 24, 2011, 4:18 AM T Sandoval
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April 2012 #4  233k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:28 PM T Sandoval
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February 2012 #2  383k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:28 PM T Sandoval
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January 2012 #1  324k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:28 PM T Sandoval
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Issue #9, July 2011  150k v. 3 Sep 4, 2011, 5:14 AM T Sandoval
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March 2012 #3  300k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:29 PM T Sandoval
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October 2012  697k v. 2 Feb 21, 2013, 1:41 PM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2013  5533k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:45 AM T Sandoval
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September 2012 #9  345k v. 2 Sep 15, 2012, 9:29 PM T Sandoval
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Omaha Bee Club Newsletter, 2013  6164k v. 2 May 11, 2014, 9:45 AM T Sandoval
 OBC Interviews
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