The University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program provides free beekeeping education for Minnesota Veterans. Bee Veterans fosters community through hands-on beekeeping training, while promoting the recreational and professional benefits inherent in working with honey bees.

Classes will begin in May 2021 as virtual apiary sessions held via Zoom. Participants will learn seasonal management from experienced beekeepers and have the chance to ask questions about our hives or their own hives.

No prior beekeeping experience is required for this course, but beekeepers of all skill levels are welcome!

Program requirements:

  • You are a Minnesota veteran or service member.
  • You are curious about bees and beekeeping.
  • Anyone entering the apiary must be 18 years of age or older

2021 Program Dates

  • Thursday, May 20 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 17 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 15 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 19 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 16 from 6:30-7:30pm

Course Contact
Jessica Helgen

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Section Title
Beekeeping for Veterans 2021
Online, instructor led
May 20, 2021 to Sep 16, 2021
Course Fee(s)
Beekeeping for Vets 2021 non-credit $0.00
Section Details
This course series is free, but pre-registration is required.
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