This course is for beginning beekeepers. If you have kept bees before, please enroll in the April course. We have had to turn a number of people away in recent years due to over-enrollment. Please, give our newbees the opportunity to register! We need more beekeepers!
This two day course provides all the information necessary to keep bees in cold climates. We take you through two years of beekeeping; purchasing and assembling equipment, ordering bees and queens, hiving packages, ensuring colony survival through winter, dividing colonies in the spring, and producing, harvesting, extracting, bottling, and selling honey. We also cover the important basics of disease and mite management and control, emphasizing a reduction in chemical use within bee hives.
|Saturday, March 2, 2013|
|8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Class (lunch provided) |
see topics above
|4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Honey Tasting and Beekeeping Demonstrations|
|Sunday, March 3, 2013|
|8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Class (lunch provided) |
see topics above
Morning coffee and muffin, Lunch both days, Arboretum admission, parking, Manuals and gift shop discount.
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.
March 2 - 3, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 2013 class is filled. Register on line to get on a wait list. When the class will be held will depend on the number of people on the wait list. Those on the wait list get first notice of next class.
$150, registrations prior to February 1, 2013
$170, registrations on or after February 1, 2013
Cancellations: Send cancellations to Gary S. Reuter, 1980 Folwell Ave. Room 219, St. Paul, MN 55108-6125, or by email.
Refund Policy: $130.00 will be refunded to participants who cancel in writing prior to March 1, 2013.