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February 2019

February Member Meeting

February 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Topics: Willa Childress: The State of Minnesota Pollinators: Passing the Policies we Need. Willa Childress is the Minnesota organizer at Pesticide Action Network, organizing to build a healthier and safer food system for everyone. She grew up keeping bees on her family’s farm in Oregon and has been involved in community organizing in both rural and urban spaces. Willa leads pollinator and beekeeper advocacy work in Minnesota. Kristy Allen: The 3 B's of The Beez Kneez: Bikes to Bees to Beekeeping…

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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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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 1 (Getting Started in Beekeeping)

February 22, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm UTC-5
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! Registration closes 8am Monday before class. Topics include: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages Best management practices…

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The Art of Beekeeping (In Northern Climates)

February 23, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST
North Branch Area High School, 38175 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056 United States
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$44

Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the "Art of Beekeeping" including basic bee biology, equipment, setting up your apiary, managing your honeybees throughout the year (including preventing and recognizing and dealing with issues), extracting honey, wintering hives, and caring for 2nd-year surviving colonies. The instructor is an experienced beekeeper and will demonstrate equipment. Bring a bag lunch to class. Instructor Bio JoAnne Sabin has been a beekeeper since 2005…

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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2 (Keeping Bees Year After Year)

February 24, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST
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. Beekeeping workshops regularly sell…

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