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January 2019

Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics

January 10 - January 24
Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123
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$40

This is a 9-hour course, consisting of three consecutive Thursday night sessions. Each class is held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association. Learn honeybee biology and behavior, hive management and swarm prevention, what equipment is needed and where to get it, and how to harvest honey and take care of your bees year-round.

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February 2019

Is Beekeeping For You?

February 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Harding High School, 1540 E. Sixth Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
$23

Why do honeybees need our help? Why are bees so important for gardens? What does it take to become a beekeeper? Get answers to these and other bee questions and find out if becoming a beekeeper is right for you. Instructor: JoAnne Sabin. Call Katy to register. The website will be available soon.

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

February 7, 6:00 pm - March 7, 9:00 pm CST
Century College – East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
$149

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 your vegetables and fortify flowers and comes with a bonus of honey for the beekeeper. Our beekeeping class will help you get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping…

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

February 8, 5:00 pm - February 9, 4:00 pm CST
Guthrie Town Hall, 44255 Rail Road
Guthrie, MN 56461
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Free

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 honey bees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. This course is taught by JoAnne Sabin, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, and is free and open…

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics)

February 13, 6:00 pm - February 27, 9:00 pm CST
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 including: Honey bee behavior and biology getting started, including: equipment, apiary site characteristics, and installing a bee package or nucleus colony managing honeybees throughout the year: spring, summer and fall including inspections (what is normal, identifying problems and intervening) extracting honey preparing your hives for winter managing 2nd…

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