Upcoming Classes

 

  • Beekeeping Basics

    February 21, 6:00 pm - March 7, 9:00 pm

    Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping: getting started, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, and preparing your hives for winter...

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

    February 24, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    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 k...

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

    February 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    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 colonie...

  • The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

    March 10, 8:30 am - 6:00 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 througho...

  • Camp Beez Kneez Intensive Beekeeping Course

    April 7

    Join us for our 4th year running Camp Beez Kneez—a 14-week hands-on, guided beekeeping course taught by professional beekeepers Yuuki Metreaud of Boreal Apiaries, LLC and Kristy Lynn Allen of The Bee Kneez, LLC. Conveniently located at nature centers in Fridley or Inver Grove Heights, MN, the cour...

  • Camp Beez Kneez Overwintering Nucs: Managing Sustainable Apiaries Utilizing Nucleus Colonies

    April 21 - September 15

    This is a new class offering this year from The Beez Kneez for experienced beekeepers. After several years of experimenting with the models of self-sustaining apiaries promoted by the likes of Mike Palmer and Kirk Webster, we have learned a lot and experienced improved success in our own operations!...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    May 16, 6:00 pm - May 23, 9:00 pm

    If you already keep bees, this class is for you. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management, and equipment—beyond the basic woodenware and hive tool. Get the latest news about bee health, swarms and simple queen rearing, as well as answers to those pesky questions that came up after the basics...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    June 2, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    If you already keep bees, this class is for you. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management and equipment - beyond the basics woodenware and hive tool. Get the latest news about bee health, swarms and simple queen rearing, as well as answers to those pesky questions that came up after the basics...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    June 7, 6:00 pm - June 14, 9:00 pm

    This 2-session class is for beekeepers who know the basics, who currently are keeping honeybees, and who are ready to learn more about bee behavior, hive management, equipment, bee health, simple queen rearing, and swarms. Bring those questions that have come up as you have been tending your honeybe...

  • Successful Queen Rearing Short Course

    July 20, 8:30 am - July 22, 10:30 am

    Why not rear your own queens? The University of Minnesota Successful Queen Rearing Short Course teaches one method of rearing queens that works consistently for both hobby and commercial beekeepers. Topics covered include queen and drone biology, timing of queen rearing in northern climates, stock s...

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