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May 2018

Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

May 31, 2018, 6:00 pm - June 7, 2018, 9:00 pm CDT
Century College – East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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$89

This 2-session class is for beekeepers who know the basics, who currently are keeping honeybees, and who are ready to learn more about bee behavior, hive management, equipment, bee health, simple queen rearing, and swarms. Bring those questions that have come up as you have been tending your honeybees. 2-session program: May 31 and June 7 (Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

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June 2018

Beekeeping: Beyond the Basics

June 2, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
North Branch Area High School, 38175 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056 United States
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$29

If you already keep bees, this class is for you. Learn more about bee behavior, hive management and equipment - beyond the basics woodenware and hive tool. Get the latest news about bee health, swarms and simple queen rearing, as well as answers to those pesky questions that came up after the basics class. Prerequisite: Beekeeping Basics class and/or kept bees at least since this April.

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Never Buy Bees Again!

June 30, 2018
Camp Beez Kneez Teaching Apiary Inver Grove Heights, MN + Google Map

Sustainable Northern Beekeeping:  Improving Survival and Replacement Costs— "By making some shifts in management strategies and focus, small-scale beekeepers can move to self-sustaining operations that support their local bee communities." — Dr. Meghan Milbrath Camp Beez Kneez is honored to partner with Dr. Millbrath for a special beekeeping workshop focused on working within our local beekeeping community to foster sustainable systems and locally adapted bees. The workshop is taught by Dr. Meghan Milbrath of Sand Hill Apiaries and Michigan State…

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December 2018

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

December 8, 2018, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm CST
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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Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2 (Keeping Bees Year After Year)

December 9, 2018, 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. Building on…

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