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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 on Saturday 4/22 12:00- 3:30 pm is at Voyageur Environmental Center
Terms: class is non refundable after 4/10/2023 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 Apiary Management
Queen Bee Rearing
Honey Selling & Marketing
As part of this 3.5 hour beginner beekeeping class , 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. Check out our Beginning Beekeepers Starter & Equipment Guide for additional information.
Buy the class and add a starter hive called a nuc and save money. The bundle includes one of our 4 frame nucs we sell separately for $175 so you are saving $20 when you buy the bundle. Click here for more info on the 4 frame nucs.
To purchase the bundle select the option Beekeeping Class and Nuc Bundle in the pull down menu .