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February 2017

Introduction to Beekeeping

February 9 - March 30
Century College – East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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This is a series of eight Thursday evening classes, taught by Bob Sitko. Each class is held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you have ever been interested in keeping bees, this is your opportunity to learn from a certified Master Beekeeper. Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby. This class will prepare you for your beekeeping adventure in early spring. All the basics of beekeeping will be covered including: • Hives and equipment • Honey bee society and biology •…

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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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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Beyond the Basics

April 2, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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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 will cover alternative management strategies to successfully winter colonies in northern climates, divide colonies in spring, requeen colonies in spring and/or fall, and maintain colonies on natural comb. We will not cover…

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April Member Meeting

April 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Speakers:  Ana Heck and Becky Masterman: U of M Bee Squad and much more

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Hands-On Beekeeping

April 20 - April 29
United Theological Seminary, 3000 5th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112 United States
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Work with live bees from United Theological Seminary's own bee operation, giving you the confidence to start a successful beehive in your backyard. The course consists of both classroom and hands-on learning, offering practical skills for at-home beekeeping, including: hiving a package, hive management, pest/disease control, biology, wintering a hive, honey extraction, etc. No beekeeping experience necessary! Protective wear is provided. After completion of the course, students will receive a Qualified Beekeepers Certificate that is accepted by the cities of…

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