Upcoming Classes

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics) St. Paul (Thursdays) week 2 of 3

February 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116
$49

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping including:

  • Honey bee behavior and biology
  • Getting started, including: equipment, apiary site characteristics, and installing a bee package or nucleus colony
  • Managing honeybees throughout the year: spring, summer and fall including inspections (what is normal, identifying problems and intervening)
  • Extracting honey
  • Preparing your hives for winter
  • Managing 2nd year (survivor) colonies.

This is a 9-hour course, consisting of three consecutive Thursday night sessions. Each class is held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Instructor: JoAnne Sabin has been a beekeeper since 2005 and is a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and the Honey Bee Club of Stillwater.

Location: 975 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116

Registration opens December 2, 2019. Contact St. Paul Community Ed for registration questions.  651-744-3072

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics) St. Paul (Thursdays) week 3 of 3

February 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116
$49

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping including:

  • Honey bee behavior and biology
  • Getting started, including: equipment, apiary site characteristics, and installing a bee package or nucleus colony
  • Managing honeybees throughout the year: spring, summer and fall including inspections (what is normal, identifying problems and intervening)
  • Extracting honey
  • Preparing your hives for winter
  • Managing 2nd year (survivor) colonies.

This is a 9-hour course, consisting of three consecutive Thursday night sessions. Each class is held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Instructor: JoAnne Sabin has been a beekeeper since 2005 and is a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and the Honey Bee Club of Stillwater.

Location: 975 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116

Registration opens December 2, 2019. Contact St. Paul Community Ed for registration questions.  651-744-3072

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Stillwater)

February 29, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
221 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
$55

Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping. Topics include: why bees are beneficial, basic bee biology and behavior, beekeeping equipment, selecting a site and starting a bee colony, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. Participants will receive handouts of all topics covered including a list of resources, and will be able to see beekeeping equipment, and catalogs.

Presented by JoAnne Sabin, beekeeper and a member of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA) and The Honey Bee Club of Stillwater.

There is a $5 discount offered for members of the co-op. Bring a lunch or buy a quick lunch from the deli at River Market across the street from class.

To register, phone (651) 439-0366 or email Ola Schmelig at [email protected]. New! You can now register online at http://rivermarket.coop/news/classes/

Please note location change to 221 North Main Street (the same building as the store) in the mezzanine accessible via the elevator at
floor 1R.

Please use street parking or the River Market parking lot.

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