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  • Let your veggies bolt
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Minnesota beekeeping classes

Whether you are a beginning beekeeper, or just need to update your skills, there are many local classes to choose from.

Hands on Beekeeping (3 sessions)
Learning through hands on work with the bees as well as classroom instruction. Everything you need to know to start your own beehive, or gain valuable experience working with live bees. You will also learn and participate in extracting honey. No experience necessary. Suits provided.
United Theological Seminary, New Brighton
Instructor: Brandon Krosch
Thursday, August 20 & 27 (6:00-8:30pm) and Saturday, August 29 (1:00-4:00pm), 2015

Is Beekeeping for me?
Explore the world of hobby beekeeping, and see if beekeeping is for you. Bob Sitko, Certified Master Beekeeper, with 37 years of experience, will answer your questions on costs, local ordinances, time requirements, mentors, networking, local beekeeping courses, clubs, stings, apiary locations, pollination and honey. Come listen to Bob share his expertise on this fun, interesting topic.
Century College, White Bear Lake, East Campus
Instructor: Bob Sitko
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee $29. Call 651-779-3341 to register.

Backyard Beekeeping
Bob Sitko, Certified Master Beekeeper with 37 years of experience, will cover everything you need to know to get started in the spring. Topics include hives and equipment, honeybee society and biology, diseases, parasites, pests, products and marketing, and seasonal management.
Century College, White Bear Lake, East Campus
Instructor: Bob Sitko
Thursdays, February 11 – April 7, 2016, 8 sessions 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee $125. Call Century College, 651-779-3341 or Bob Sitko, 651-436-7915 to register.

Classes fill early; sign up today.