A Year in the Life of Honey Bees Class

This experiential class will cover the art and science of keeping bees in northern climates. The eight-session class meets at the Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) farm campus and is designed for beginning beekeepers and will provide hands-on experience at each turning point of the season.  Each session will focus on the changing tasks that are involved with keeping bees and will include one-on-one time with the hives, guided by Mike Mackiewicz from Bone Lake Meadows Apiary and co-founder of the Amador Hill Bee Club. You can register for the whole season or for one class at a time throughout the season. At the end of the class you will receive a WEI Beekeeping Certificate which meets the educational requirement for Urban Honeybee Permit holders.

WHEN: 4th Sunday of each month, March-October 2019 12:30-4:00 (subject to adjustment)

First Class meets on Sunday, March 24, 2019, 12:30-4:00

Registration Fees: eight-month training is $250 or $38 for one class

WHERE: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch, MN 55056