Upcoming Classes

 

  • The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

    February 7, 2019, 6:00 pm - March 7, 2019, 9:00 pm UTC-5

    Honeybees and native bees perform about 80% of all pollination. Much of the food on your table is available thanks to pollination, but bee populations are declining. There are many things we can do to help native bees survive but raising honey bees is also a rewarding activity that will invigorate y...

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

    February 24, 2019, 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...

  • Beekeeping in Northern Climates Beyond the Basics

    April 13, 2019, 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 30, 2019, 12:00 am - July 6, 2019, 12:00 am UTC-5

    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, 2019, 8:30 am - July 21, 2019, 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...