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Beekeeping in northern climates - year 1

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Add to Calendar 2023-02-04 08:30:00 2023-02-04 17:30:00 Beekeeping in northern climates - year 1 Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Marla Spivak, Gary Reuter and Katie Lee from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, this course will teach you the foundations of what you need to know for a successful first year. Topics include: Purchasing equipment and honey bees. Hiving packages. Best management practices for keeping bees in urban and rural settings. Honey production. Successful strategies for the first winter. Strategies for keeping your bees healthy using medications as a last resort. This is a one-day in-person course that will be held at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided. You will have the opportunity to visit with beekeeping vendors and watch demos of making value-added products, like beeswax candles and creamed honey. Students will receive a hard copy of our manuals Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Second Edition and Honey Bee Diseases and Pests. Take our in-person course, Beekeeping in Northern Climates Year 2: Keeping Bees Year After Year for education on keeping honey bees healthy from year to year. More beekeeping classes University of Minnesota St. Paul campus University of Minnesota St. Paul campus University of Minnesota St. Paul campus America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

University of Minnesota St. Paul campus
St. Paul, MN 55108

Contact

Katie Lee, KatieLee@umn.edu

Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Marla Spivak, Gary Reuter and Katie Lee from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, this course will teach you the foundations of what you need to know for a successful first year.

Topics include:

  • Purchasing equipment and honey bees.
  • Hiving packages.
  • Best management practices for keeping bees in urban and rural settings.
  • Honey production.
  • Successful strategies for the first winter.
  • Strategies for keeping your bees healthy using medications as a last resort.

This is a one-day in-person course that will be held at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided. You will have the opportunity to visit with beekeeping vendors and watch demos of making value-added products, like beeswax candles and creamed honey. Students will receive a hard copy of our manuals Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Second Edition and Honey Bee Diseases and Pests.

Take our in-person course, Beekeeping in Northern Climates Year 2: Keeping Bees Year After Year for education on keeping honey bees healthy from year to year.

More beekeeping classes

Cost

$150

Registration

Registration is required by Feb. 3, 2023, at the link below. 

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