Upcoming Classes

 

  • The Art of Beekeeping (In Northern Climates)

    February 23, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

    Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the "Art of Beekeeping" including basic bee biology, equipment, setting up your apiary, managing your honeybees throughout the year (including preventing and recognizing and dealing with is...

  • Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2 (Keeping Bees Year After Year)

    February 24, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST

    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 2, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

    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...

  • Beekeeping in Northern Climates Beyond the Basics

    April 13, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC-5

    This class is exclusively for beekeepers that have had the following three experiences: 1) successfully wintered honey bee colonies in a cold climate; 2) introduced a new queen into an existing colony; 3) kept bees continuously for two years. In this class we will cover alternative management strate...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    May 29, 6:00 pm - June 5, 9:00 pm CDT

    If you already keep bees, this is the class for you. Join JoAnne Sabin to 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. Two-part program: May 29 and June 5 (Wednesday...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    May 30, 6:00 pm - June 6, 9:00 pm CDT

    This 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 honeybees. Instru...

  • Successful Queen Rearing Short Course

    July 19, 8:30 am - July 21, 10:30 am CDT

    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...