Interested in beekeeping? We offer variety of beekeeping courses for every level of experience. 

Beekeeping in Northern Climates  

Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Katie Lee and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, Beekeeping in Northern Climates will teach you everything you need to know. The course modules cover honey bee biology, management, successful wintering of colonies, managing diseases and pests and so much more. If your goal is to keep your bees alive and healthy year after year, this engaging course is for you.

Course content questions

Katie Lee, KatieLee@umn.edu

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

User Name or Password help

UMN Help Desk, HELP@umn.edu, 612-301-4357; Let them know you are using a guest account for a non-credit course.


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Section Title
Beekeeping in Northern Climates
Online, instructor led
Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 16, 2023
Course Fee(s)
Section Details

This is an online course is for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper.

$175 course fee includes access to the course for 2 years. Credit Card payments only. You will receive an email with information for accessing course after you register.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded. No cancellations after the class has been started. A cancelation fee of $15.00 will be deducted from refund for cancelations made before the student started the class.

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