Interested in becoming a beekeeper? Dr. Marla Spivak, Dr. Katie Lee, Gary Reuter, Nelson Williams, and others from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab & Bee Squad will help you get started in beekeeping. If you have no prior experience keeping bees in our cold climate, our Beekeeping in Northern Climates courses will teach you the foundations you need to know for success. Each course covers biology-based beekeeping management practices that successfully keep honey bee colonies alive and healthy throughout the year. Topics include performing colony inspections to understand colony health, what to provide the bees and when, 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, these engaging courses are for you.

For more information about the online course, see the course page on the U of MN Bee Lab website: beelab.umn.edu/binc-online.

For more information about the in-person courses, see our class website: beelab.umn.edu/binc-classes.

Course content questions

Katie Lee, KatieLee@umn.edu

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Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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