Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

As it was in 1925, so it is today. Richard and Laurine Kimmel’s belief in caring for and sharing the land’s richness with family, friends and neighbors lives on. A mix of tradition and evolution, Kimmel Orchard’s dedication to agricultural education, research and historic preservation continues to produce unique, fun and memorable experiences for the whole family.

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Upcoming Orchard Events

UNL Bee Lab - Kimmel Orchard Courses

Open Apiary- Exploratory Beekeeping

Interested in beekeeping? Join us for a fun hands-on experience learning about the amazing roles honey bees play in food production and what it takes to get started in beekeeping. Beekeepers of all levels are welcome.

            Registration is required and the cost is $10/person. Bee suits and beekeeping equipment will be available.

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            Saturday, May 13  10a-12p       

            Saturday, July 22   10a-12p         


Beekeeping Basics (Level 1)

Want to learn how to keep honey bees? This beginning course reviews the basic equipment needs, safety considerations, and management practices needed to establish a honey bee colony. Learn how to manage the bees for pollination, honey production, and much more. 

            Registration is required and the cost is $40/person + $15 for additional family (lunch and snacks included). Bee suits and beekeeping equipment will be available.

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            Friday, June 30                   10a-3p



Insects: The Weird and Wonderful! Resident Camp


Developed in partnership with UNL, Kimmel Orchard and the NDA, this program explores the amazing world of insects. Examine how these critters impact our lives through fun and engaging activities. Tour Kimmel Orchard, go for a hayrack ride, and enjoy orchard delicacies and honey tasting. Catch and examine bugs and try your hand at beekeeping – who knew insects could be so fascinating?

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One of our past Food Safety and Education interns, Emma, found this great game for all ages. Check out this...
In the Kimmel gardens, we have many beautiful plants and insects that all work together to help create our beautiful...
Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard work closely with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Bee Lab to make sure we have...
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