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April 2019

In-Hive Demonstration

April 9, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
U of M Demo Hives, 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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This month, we will have a demo but don’t know what it will be. It may be how to shovel snow from a bee yard.  We will not demo installing a package tonight as originally planned.  The package shipments are delayed and will most likely be  no earlier than April 18. We hope to have a special hive demo day to hive them which will be announced on the facebook group page as soon as we know it. The demonstration…

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April Member Meeting

April 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Topic: Beekeeping in Chiapas, México Speakers:  Hector Morales Urbina and Maggie Shanahan Speaker Bios: Héctor Morales Urbina is a beekeeper from Chiapas, Mexico. Héctor comes from a beekeeping family that has worked with Africanized bees for many years. Before coming to The Bee Lab he was working as a teacher with indigenous youth in Chiapas.  Maggie Shanahan is a second year PhD student in the Spivak lab at the University of Minnesota. Before starting her PhD, Maggie spent four years in southern…

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Beekeeping in Northern Climates Beyond the Basics

April 13, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC-5
U of M Continuing Education Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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$120

This class is exclusively for beekeepers that have had the following three experiences: 1) successfully wintered honey bee colonies in a cold climate; 2) introduced a new queen into an existing colony; 3) kept bees continuously for two years. In this class we will cover alternative management strategies to successfully winter colonies in northern climates, divide colonies in spring, requeen colonies in spring and/or fall, and maintain colonies on natural comb. We will not cover honey harvesting and extraction, or…

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May 2019

In-Hive Demonstration

May 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
U of M Demo Hives, 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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Gary Reuter will demonstrate how to make a divide. And they will look at the packages that were hived last month. The demonstration will be held at the bee yard behind the Bee Lab (1634 Gortner, St. Paul, MN) at 6pm, before the regular MHBA meeting. All members are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend: Bring your protective equipment. A bee veil is required. Veils will NOT be provided, and you will NOT be admitted to the demonstration…

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May Member Meeting

May 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Agenda:  JoAnne Sabin and Bob Sitko: Swarms, Swarm management, Swarm Catching and 2018 Swarm report Description: This presentation will help you understand the steps of swarming, why you would want to prevent swarming, early signs to watch for and how to manage your colonies to prevent swarming.  This presentation will also cover the ins and outs of retrieving swarms and Bob will share statistics from 2018 of the swarm calls our MHBA Swarm Chasers handled. Speaker Bios: Bob Sitko: Master…

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