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

February 12, 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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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics) St. Paul (Thursdays) week 1 of 3

February 13, 2020, 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 2 of 3

February 20, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Loft, 218 N. Main Street, 2nd Floor
Stillwater, MN 55082
$60

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].

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