Spring is the best time to start a beehive and taking a beekeeping class is the best way to avoid experiencing the dreaded hive collapse caused by varroa mites.
The class will be held from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday April 15, 2017 in the Delano Community Meeting Room at 140 Bridge Avenue East, Delano, MN 55328 . The course will be taught by Brian Fredericksen owner/founder of Ames Farm established in 1994 who has kept honeybees for over two decades.
The course is indoors and is designed to give you an overview of the following:
History of Beekeeping
Disease & Pests of the Honeybee
Year Around Hive Management
Honey Selling & Marketing
As part of the 3.5 hour course, you will receive a handout of the course materials and references. Hiveware and beekeeping equipment will be on hand for your inspection.
After the course a half hour will be available from 4:30-5:00 to discuss your equipment needs. There will be some bee supply catalogs available to look over. We recommend Mann Lake or Dadant & Son's as the two best bee supply houses.
Terms: class is non refundable after 4/9/16
Questions? call 952.955.3348 8am-4pm M-F or email us from contact form.