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 the foundations of what you need to know for success. 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.

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

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

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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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