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Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Part 2

February 23, 2014 or April 12, 2014
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Single course fee without lunch: $80
Single course fee with box lunch: $93

Course fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, Arboretum admission and parking, and all course materials.

Need help keeping your bees alive and healthy year after year? If you have taken Beekeeping Part 1, or have prior beekeeping experience, 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, Part 2 will help you maintain healthy bee colonies long term.

Building on first-year knowledge, topics include:
• Dividing colonies in spring to avoid swarms
• Introducing new queens to new divide colonies
• Preparing colonies for the second winter
• Honey production from second-year colonies
• Best management practices for controlling diseases and mites, using medications only as a last resort


Beekeeping workshops regularly sell out – register early!

Agenda


8:30 am - 5:00 pm       Class (lunch optional)
                                  see topics above

Instructors

Marla Spivak, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
Gary Reuter, Scientist, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
Guest Speakers from the Minnesota Hobby Beekeeper's Association, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and from other areas of the beekeeping industry.


 February 23, 2014

Location

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Registration

Download Registration Form (PDF)

Register Online

$80.00 registration no lunch

$93.00 registration with lunch

 

April 12, 2014

Location

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Registration

Download Registration Form (PDF)

Register Online

$80.00 registration no lunch

$93.00 registration with lunch

 

Cancellations: Send cancellations to Gary S. Reuter, 1980 Folwell Ave. Room 219, St. Paul, MN 55108-6125, or by email.

Refund Policy: $65.00 (plus lunch) will be refunded to participants who cancel in writing at least 7 days prior to class date.

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