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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 1 of 5 week course

January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
$149

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 5-session 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.

5-session program:  January 15, 22, 29, Febrary 5 and 12, (Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

Please note: The price includes all 5 sessions.  Registration link will be active closer to the class dates.

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
•  What resources are available for beekeepers and how to connect with other beekeepers

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

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

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 1 of 3 (Thursday night)

January 16, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123
$40

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee Club of Stillwater. Learn honeybee biology and behavior, equipment and desired apiary location characteristics, hive management for year 1 and year 2, (including package or nuc installation, feeding, colony inspections, swarm prevention, disease, pests, mite management, reversals, splits, winter prep, and spring care of survivor colonies), and how to harvest honey.

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. The price includes all three sessions.

Activity number 211301-01 or search for the keyword beekeeping.  The registration website is now active.

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 2 of 5 week course

January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
$149

Our 5-session 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.

5-session program:  January 15, 22, 29, Febrary 5 and 12, (Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

Please note: Registration link will be active closer to the class dates.

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
•  what resources are available for beekeepers and how to connect with other beekeepers

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 2 of 3 (Thursday night)

January 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123
$40

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee Club of Stillwater. Learn honeybee biology and behavior, equipment and desired apiary location characteristics, hive management for year 1 and year 2, (including package or nuc installation, feeding, colony inspections, swarm prevention, disease, pests, mite management, reversals, splits, winter prep, and spring care of survivor colonies), and how to harvest honey.

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. The price includes all three sessions.

Activity number 211301   The registration website is now active.

 

 

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Hubbard County

January 24, 2020, 5:00 pm - January 25, 2020, 4:00 pm
44255 Rail Road
Guthrie, MN 56461

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 honey bees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and managing surviving colonies the following year. This course is taught by JoAnne Sabin, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener, and is free and open to the public. 2-part program: February 8 & 9 (Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm and Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm).

Lunch on Saturday may be purchased on site for $5 or you may bring your own lunch.

To register, send an email to Sally Shearer [email protected].

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 3 of 5 week course

January 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
$149

Our 5-session 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.

5-session program:  January 15, 22, 29, Febrary 5 and 12, (Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

Please note: The price includes all 5 sessions.  Registration link will be active closer to the class dates.

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
•  What resources are available for beekeepers and how to connect with other beekeepers

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

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

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 3 of 3 (Thursday night)

January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123
$40

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee Club of Stillwater. Learn honeybee biology and behavior, equipment and desired apiary location characteristics, hive management for year 1 and year 2, (including package or nuc installation, feeding, colony inspections, swarm prevention, disease, pests, mite management, reversals, splits, winter prep, and spring care of survivor colonies), and how to harvest honey.

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.  The price includes all three sessions.

Activity number 211301. The registration website is now active.

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 4 of 5 week course

February 5, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
$149

Our 5-session 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.

5-session program:  January 15, 22, 29, Febrary 5 and 12, (Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm)

Please note: The price includes all 5 sessions.  Registration link will be active closer to the class dates.

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
•  What resources are available for beekeepers and how to connect with other beekeepers

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

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

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Is Beekeeping For You?

February 6, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116
$23

Why are bees so important? Why do bees need our help?  What does it take to become a beekeeper (time, cost, education, pros/cons, and other considerations)? Get answers to these and other bee questions and find out if becoming a beekeeper is right for you.

Instructor: JoAnne Sabin.

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) North Branch

February 8, 2020, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
38175 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056 United States
$44

Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the "Art of Beekeeping" including basic bee biology, equipment, setting up your apiary, managing your honeybees throughout the year (including preventing and recognizing and dealing with issues), extracting honey, wintering hives, and caring for 2nd-year surviving colonies. The instructor is an experienced beekeeper and will demonstrate equipment. Bring a bag lunch to class.

Instructor Bio JoAnne Sabin has been a beekeeper since 2005 and is passionate about keeping bees. She has been teaching gardening and honeybee related topics since 2004, including presentations at garden expos, garden clubs, beekeeping groups, schools and both the Dakota County and the State Fair.

Note: URL is not yet active.  When it becomes active, if you don't see the beekeeping class, search on the word beekeeping

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