With Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter
University of Minnesota Bee Lab

If you have had no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Part 1 will teach you everything you need to know for a successful first year. If you have taken Beekeeping Part 1, or have prior beekeeping experience, Part 2 will show you how to keep your bees alive and healthy year after year.


Beekeeping in Northern Climates, Part 2: Keeping Bees Year After Year (200-04-12-14)
April 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
At the MinnesotaLandscape Arboretum

Building on first-year knowledge, topics include:
• Dividing colonies in spring to avoid swarms
• Introducing new queens to new divide colonies
• Preparing colonies for the second winter
• Honey production from second-year colonies
• Best management practices for controlling diseases and mites, using medications only as a last resort
*Pre-requisite: Some previous experience keeping bees, or enrollment in Beekeeping Part 1. There will likely be another Part 1 class scheduled Fall 2014. Call a registrar at (952) 443-1422 with any questions. 

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  Single course fee without lunch: $80
♦ Single course fee with box lunch: $93

Course fee includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks, Arboretum admission and parking, and all course materials


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 952-443-1422 to register by phone. You can also download the Spring/Summer 2014 Classes Catalog  to see the full class offerings and use the registration form.

Call 952-443-1422
or email:

Cancellations: Send cancellations to Gary S. Reuter, 1980 Folwell Ave. Room 219, St. Paul, MN 55108-6125, or by email.

Refund Policy: $65.00 (plus lunch) will be refunded to participants who cancel in writing at least 7 days prior to class date.