This class is exclusively for beekeepers that have had the following experiences:
- Successfully wintered honey bee colonies in a cold climate.
- Introduced a new queen into an existing colony.
- Kept bees continuously for two years.
We will cover alternative management strategies to successfully winter colonies in northern climates, divide colonies in spring, requeen colonies in spring or fall, and maintain colonies on the natural comb. We will not cover honey harvesting and extraction, or the basics of wintering colonies as these topics are covered in Beekeeping Part 2.
Taught by Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.
Registration is required by Mar. 29, 2021 at the link below.