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Beekeeping for Veterans

Event information




Online course


Jessica Helgen, Education program associate
ma-bees@umn.edu, 612-624-8989

The University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program provides free beekeeping education for Minnesota Veterans. Bee Veterans fosters community through hands-on beekeeping training, while promoting the recreational and professional benefits inherent in working with honey bees.

Classes will begin in May 2021 as virtual apiary sessions held via Zoom. Participants will learn seasonal management from experience beekeepers and have the chance to ask questions about our hives or their own hives.

No prior beekeeping experience is required for this course, but beekeepers of all skill levels are welcome.

2021 program dates

  • Thursday, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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  • You are a Minnesota Veteran or service member.
  • You are curious about bees and beekeeping.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.




Registration required. You will receive links to each webinar.

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