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April 2017

Camp Beez Kneez

April 1 - October 31
The Beez Kneez Honey House, 2204 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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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 a friend or family and spit the cost of the class. Choose from classes that run April-October every other Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Cost is $575 if…

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July 2017

Hands-On Demonstration

July 11, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U of M Demo Apiary, 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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July Member Meeting

July 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
U of M, St. Paul Campus, St. Paul, MN 55108 + Google Map

Speaker:  Meghan Milbrath, coordinator of Michigan Pollinator Initiative

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Successful Queen Rearing Short Course

July 21, 8:00 am - July 23, 10:30 am
U of M, St. Paul Campus, St. Paul, MN 55108 + Google Map

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 and breeding for hygienic behavior, setting up mating yards, and record keeping. Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at grafting larvae and raising their own queens. A unique feature of the course…

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August 2017

Family Potluck Picnic

August 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
State Fair Horticulture Building, 1271 Underwood St
Falcon Heights, MN 55108 United States
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This event is a great family event and an opportunity to socialize with fellow members. Bring something to grill and a dish to share. There will be games for the kids, and a honey extraction demonstration for members volunteering during the State Fair. Those helping with the set-up for the picnic should arrive at 5:00 pm.

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