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Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Part 1

BEEKEEPING IN NORTHERN CLIMATES, PART 1: Getting Started in Beekeeping
February 22, 2014 FULL   March 16, 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

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, Part 1 will teach you everything you need to know for a successful first year.

Topics include:

Beekeeping workshops regularly sell out – register early!



8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Class (lunch optional)
see topics above

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Honey Tasting and Beekeeping Demonstrations

5:00 p.m.


Fee includes:

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks, Arboretum admission and parking, and all course materials.



February 22, 2014


University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


Download Registration Form (PDF)

Register on line 

$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.