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Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Year 2

BEEKEEPING IN NORTHERN CLIMATES Year 2 (Keeping Bees Year After Year)

November 8, 2015 or February 28, 2016
8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. on University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Fee $110.00, includes lunch.

Course fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, and all course materials.

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 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
• Best management practices for controlling diseases and mites, using medications only as a last resort

Beekeeping workshops regularly sell out – register early!


8:30 am - 4:30 pm       Class see topics above


Marla Spivak, Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
Gary Reuter, Scientist, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Year 2


University of Minnesota , Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus



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Year 2  November 8, 2015


Year 2  February 28, 2016



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

Refund Policy: $90.00 will be refunded to participants who cancel in writing BEFORE midnight the Sunday before class.



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