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February 2017
$139

Introduction to Beekeeping

February 9 - March 30
Century College – East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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This is a series of eight Thursday evening classes, taught by Bob Sitko. Each class is held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you have ever been interested in keeping bees, this is your opportunity to learn from a certified Master Beekeeper. Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby. This class will prepare you for your beekeeping adventure in early spring. All the basics of beekeeping will be covered including: • Hives and equipment • Honey bee society and biology •…

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$49

Beekeeping Basics

February 16 - March 2
Highland Park Middle School, 975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116
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This is a nine-hour course, consisting of three consecutive Thursday night sessions. Each class is held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping. Topics include: why bees are beneficial, basic bee biology and behavior, beekeeping equipment, selecting a site and starting a bee colony, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies…

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March 2017
$135

Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 1 (Getting started in beekeeping)

March 4, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have had no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Year 1 will teach you everything you need to know for a successful first year. Beekeeping workshops regularly sell out – register early! Topics include: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages Best management practices for keeping bees in urban and…

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$110

Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2 (Keeping bees year after year)

March 5, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Need help keeping your bees alive and healthy year after year? If you have taken Beekeeping Part 1, this engaging course is for you. Taught by Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Year 2 will help you maintain healthy bee colonies long term. This class can be taken the same year as Beekeeping Year 1, although we recommend you take it after your first year of beekeeping. Building on…

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$50

The Art of Beekeeping

March 11, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
River Market Co-op, The Loft, 218 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Stillwater, MN 55082
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Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping. Topics include: why bees are beneficial, basic bee biology and behavior, beekeeping equipment, selecting a site and starting a bee colony, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see…

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