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Take our Minnesota Spring Beekeeping Class and buy a starter hive (a nuc) together to save $20! The bees don't arrive in MN until sometime around early May, so you have time to prepare for them beforehand.
Terms: class is non refundable after 4/9/10. Bees will not be available at the time of the class, expect to pick them up at a separate time.
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.
Class is held Saturday April 20, 2019 12:00-3:30 pm at Voyageur Environmental Center (700 County Road 15, Mound MN 55364)
The course will be taught by Brian Fredericksen, owner and founder who established Ames Farm in 1994 and 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 to discuss your equipment needs. There will be some bee supply catalogs available to look over. We recommend Mann Lake or Dadant & Sons as the two best beekeeping supply houses.
Questions? call (952) 955-3348 9am-4pm M-F or email us from the contact form.