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February 2018

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

February 8, 6:00 pm - March 8, 9:00 pm
Century College – East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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$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…

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Beekeeping Basics

February 21, 6:00 pm - March 7, 9:00 pm
Harding High School, 1540 E. Sixth Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
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$49

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping: getting started, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, and preparing your hives for winter. 3 part program: Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, (6:00 - 9:00pm)

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

February 24, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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$135

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 know for a successful first year. Beekeeping workshops regularly sell out – register early! Topics include: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages Best management practices for keeping bees in urban and…

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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2 (Keeping bees year after year)

February 25, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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$110

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 colonies long term. This class can be taken the same year as Beekeeping Year 1, although we recommend you take it after your first year of beekeeping. Building on…

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March 2018

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

March 10, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
River Market Co-op, The Loft, 218 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Stillwater, MN 55082
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$50

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 throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see…

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