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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – note start date changed to February 14, 2019

February 14, 6:00 pm - March 7, 9:00 pm

$149

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Honeybees and native bees perform about 80% of all pollination. Much of the food on your table is available thanks to pollination, but bee populations are declining. There are many things we can do to help native bees survive but raising honey bees is also a rewarding activity that will invigorate your vegetables and fortify flowers and comes with a bonus of honey for the beekeeper. Our beekeeping class will help you get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping and introduce you to the basic tools and knowledge needed to keep honeybees responsibly and productively. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or about to start your own backyard or neighborhood hive, this class will walk you through the basic knowledge needed to start and maintain hives.

Our beekeeping class will introduce you to the basic tools and knowledge needed to keep honeybees responsibly and productively. Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or about to start your own backyard or neighborhood hive, this class will walk you through the basic knowledge needed to start and maintain hives.
You will learn:
*the benefits of bees in our environment
* basic honeybee biology and behavior
* how to select an apiary site and start a bee colony
* which beekeeping equipment you absolutely need to keep honeybees in Minnesota
* Different types of safe colony management techniques used in Minnesota throughout the year, including:
* how to do regular colony inspections all spring, summer, and fall
* what to look for, how to prevent problems, and how to intervene when needed
* Hive products, including how to extract and care for honey
* how to prepare your honeybee colonies for winter
* how to manage surviving colonies the following year

Instructor:  JoAnne Sabin. This class meets Thursdays from 6pm to 9pm, for 5 weeks.

Register online (URL below and search for Beekeeping or register by phone: Call 651-779-3341 with the course name(s) and number(# 1TEC-0082 – 1).

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Details

Start:
February 14, 6:00 pm
End:
March 7, 9:00 pm
Cost:
$149
Event Category:
Website:
https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass

Venue

Century College – East Campus
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone:
(651) 779-3341
Website:
century.edu/training

Organizer

Sharon Mason
Phone:
(651) 773-1743
Email:
Sharon.Mason@century.edu