Here are two beekeeping classes offered in the metro area.
The University of Minnesota Beekeeping in Northern Climates: taught by
Dr Marla Spivak, Bee Scientist Gary Reuter, and Bee Lab students and staff.
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN - March 2nd - 3rd
Some beekeepers can't attend due to scheduling conflicts. The course materials can be purchased online. I would also recommend purchasing the DVD and the Diseases and Pests manual with the booklet. It takes the beekeeper through two years of Beekeeping.
Backyard Beekeeping: by Master Beekeeper Bob Sitko, firstname.lastname@example.org
Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
Thursdays - Feb 7 - Mar. 28th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, plus a field trip to a beeyard on a Sat TBD
College phone 651-779-3341 course id 19362