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Beekeeping in Northern climates - beyond the basics

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Bee on flower

This class is exclusively for beekeepers that have had the following experiences:

  1. Successfully wintered honey bee colonies in a cold climate. 
  2. Introduced a new queen into an existing colony. 
  3. 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.

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Event information

Saturday, April 3, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
1890 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Gary Reuter, University of Minnesota Department of Entomology
reute001@umn.edu or 612-624-6740




Registration is required by Mar. 29, 2021 at the link below.

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