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Intro to Beekeeping Series

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020

Two beekeepers working with a beehive. Both are wearing protective gear on their heads.

Are you new to beekeeping? Please join us for a series of 7 monthly classes that will cover your first year of beekeeping. Each class will begin with instruction and discussion in the classroom, followed by hands-on colony management training in the apiary.

There are two class sections:

  • One Thursday per month from 3:30-5:00pm: April 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 6, September 10, October 8
  • One Saturday per month from 9:30-11:00am: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10

Class requirements:

  • Have taken Beekeeping in Northern Climates Year 1 (or another basic beekeeping class).
  • Wear your own protective equipment (veil or bee jacket).
  • Participants must be 18 years or older to enter the apiary.
  • Willingness to learn gloveless beekeeping.

Event information

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Saturday, October 10, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
University of Minnesota Bee Lab
1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55113
United States

Jessica Helgen

ma-bees@umn.edu, 612-624-8989




Pre-registration required. Register using the link below.

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