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 14, 2018 in Watertown, MN area. Exact location is to be determined.
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.
Terms: class is non refundable after 4/9/18.
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Questions? call (952) 955-3348 9am-4pm M-F or email us from the contact form.