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Beekeeping in Northern climates

Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Marla Spivak , Katie Lee and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have had no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, Beekeeping in Northern Climates will teach you everything you need to know.

The course modules cover honey bee biology, management, successful wintering of colonies, and managing diseases and pests. You'll learn skills to keep your bees alive and healthy year after year.

You will have access to the course materials for 2 years (January 2021 - January 2023).

This online course is for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper.


$175. Course fee includes access to the course for 2 years. 


You will receive an email with information for accessing the course after you register.

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