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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

February 8, 6:00 pm - March 8, 9:00 pm CST

$149

Our 5-session beekeeping class will help you get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping and introduce you to the basic tools and knowledge needed to keep honeybees responsibly and productively. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or about to start your own backyard or neighborhood hive, this class will walk you through the basic knowledge needed to start and maintain hives.

5-session program:  February 8, 15, 22, March 1 and 8, (Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

You will learn:

•  the benefits of bees in our environment
•  basic honeybee biology and behavior
•  how to select an apiary site and start a bee colony
•  which beekeeping equipment you absolutely need to keep honeybees in Minnesota
•  different types of safe colony management techniques used in Minnesota throughout the year, including:
•  how to do regular colony inspections all spring, summer, and fall
•  what to look for, how to prevent problems, and how to intervene when needed
•  hive products, including how to extract and care for honey
•  how to prepare your honeybee colonies for winter
•  how to manage surviving colonies the following year
•  what resources are available for beekeepers and how to connect with other beekeepers

Details

Start:
February 8, 6:00 pm
End:
March 8, 9:00 pm
Cost:
$149
Event Category:
Website:
https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/42617/public/1/sp/

Venue

Century College – East Campus
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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Phone:
(651) 779-3341
Website:
century.edu/training

Organizer

Sharon Mason
Phone:
(651) 773-1743
Email:
Sharon.Mason@century.edu