Upcoming Classes

 

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

    March 4, 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)

    March 5, 8:30 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

    March 11, 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

    April 1 - October 31

    Camp Beez Kneez is a 14 week, hands on intensive beekeeping course guided by professional beekeepers. For both beginners and experienced beekeepers, we will assign you a hive to work on in one of our apiaries and guide you through an entire season of beekeeping. Take the class alone or team up with ...

  • Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Beyond the Basics

    April 2, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    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 Beekeeping in Northern Climates Beyond the Basics we w...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    May 17 - May 24

    This is a six-hour course, consisting of two consecutive Wednesday evening sessions. Each class is held from 6:00 pm to 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 equipment and hive management. Get the ...

  • Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

    June 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    If you already keep bees, this class is for you. Learn more about the 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 basic...

  • Successful Queen Rearing Short Course

    July 21, 8:00 am - July 23, 10:30 am

    Why not rear your own queens? The University of Minnesota 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 selection an...

Skip to toolbar