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February 2019

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 1 (Getting Started in Beekeeping)

February 23, 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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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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March 2019

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates

March 2, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CST
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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March Member Meeting

March 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Mike Globlirsch, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota will give a talk he calls, The Evidence for Social Fever—You Be The Judge. In Mike's own words, "One way honey bees limit the spread of infection among nest mates is through social immunity. Social immunity is colony-level defense that results from the actions of the individuals in the colony. I will present findings from experiments I conducted on social fever, a form of social immunity, where bees raise the nest temperature…

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