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Beekeeping in Minnesota Class - April 2021

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 24, 2021 12:00-3:30 pm at Voyageur Environmental Center (700 County Road 15, Mound MN 55364)  OR held online like we did successfully in 2020.

Terms: class is non refundable after 4/9/2021 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 

Honeybee Biology


Disease & Pests of the Honeybee

Year Around Hive Management 

Queen Rearing

Honey Production

Honey Selling & Marketing

As part of the 3.5 hour course, you will receive a handout of the course materials and references. Hive ware 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. 

Save $20 when you buy a nuc and class bundle! Select that option in the pull down menu

Questions? call (952) 955-3348 9am-4pm M-F or email us from the contact form

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