Taught by Mike Mackiewicz. Mike is an experienced beekeeper. He has kept bees for many years. His class covers a wide variety of subjects that every beekeeper can use.
More info: A year in the life of bees.
A year in the life of bees click this link for more info.
Class schedule for the entire 2018 season:
- February 25: Introduction to Organic Bee-Keeping
- March 25: Building Hives Boxes and Frames/Equipment Overview
- April 22: Setting up Hives and Installing Bees/ Splitting Second-Year Hives
- May 20: Hive Day/Planning Flower Power for Pollinators
- June 24: Hive Day/ Assessing Honey in the Hives
- July 22: Hive Day/Mite Controls
- Aug 26: Extracting Honey
- Sept.23: Making Mead, Autumn mite assessment
- Oct. 28: Beeswax, Winterizing the Hives, WEI Swarm Party Celebrating Honey
Tamarack Nature Center
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
$25 per person
For adults and older teens (16 and older)
Pre-registration is required: www.tamaracknaturecenter.org
This is a beekeeping class for the curious! Come find out why there’s so much buzz about bees everywhere and determine if beekeeping might be in your future. This is not a comprehensive class for new beekeepers, but it will definitely get you headed in the right direction. We’ll discuss basic bee biology and ecology, beekeeping tools and equipment, the costs associated with beekeeping, and bee resources available in the Twin Cities. Plus, honey tasting will be part of our sweet afternoon snack!