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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.

Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Part 1
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Instructors: Marla Spivak, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of MN and Gary Reuter, Scientist, Department of Entomology, University of MN
Saturday, November 16, 2013 or February 22, 2014
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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Part 2
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Instructors: Marla Spivak, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
 and Gary Reuter, Scientist, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
February 23, 2014 or April 12, 2014
Website

Honey Bees: A Course for Keeping Bees Healthy (and on their own six feet)
Take it anytime ONLINE!
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Backyard Beekeeping
Century College East Campus, White Bear Lake
Instructor: Bob Sitko
8 sessions starting February 13, ending April 3, 2014
Website

Beekeeping – is it for me?
Anoka-Hennepin School District Community Ed,
Sandberg Education Center
Instructor: Jim Myers 763-421-8586
Thursday Feb 13, 2014, 7pm – 9pm
Website

Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics
St. Paul Community Ed, Harding High School, Saint Paul, MN
Instructor: JoAnne Sabin
Two sessions: Thursday, February 13 and Thursday February 27, 2014, 6:30 – 9:30pm,
Website  Course catalog (page 6 in catalog)

The Art of Beekeeping (for beginners)
River Market Co-op, Stillwater, MN
Instructor: JoAnne Sabin
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Website  Registration Info

Beekeeping – First Year
Anoka-Hennepin School District Community Ed
Sandberg Education Center
Instructor: Jim Myers 763-421-8586
Saturday March 1, 2014, 8:30am - 5:30pm
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Backyard Beekeeping
North Branch Community Ed, North Branch High School, North Branch, MN
Instructor: JoAnne Sabin
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Exploring Beekeeping
Central Middle School, Eden Prairie
Instructor: Karine Pouliquen
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm
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