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Event Name:So You Want to be a Beekeeper?
Event Type(s):Art Performances & Education Calendar

So You Want to be a Beekeeper?

Saturday March 9, 2019     9am-4:30pm

What’s all the buzz about? Join this in-depth beekeeping class to find out! You’ll get an extensive look at what it means to be a beekeeper through a presentation and hands-on learning. You’ll have an opportunity to work with hives (minus the bees). The first half of the day will cover beekeeping terminology, biology of bees, pests and diseases, and beekeeping equipment. The second half of the day will include buying bees, hive and pest management, winter preparation, extracting honey, and working with beekeeping equipment. At the end of this class you will have a better understanding of what it takes to be an effective beekeeper.

Instructors: Chris Schad (The Bee Shed) – is a biologist by training, with several peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals. Several years ago he turned his attention to prairie restoration and other ways to support local pollinators such as honey bees. He manages bees on his rural Rochester, MN property plus on other sites in the region.

John Shonyo (The Bee Shed) – has been beekeeping since 2009 in Oronoco Township. Up until the merger with The Bee Shed he owned and operated Bee’s Knees Honey Farm. He has been a honey bee advocate giving presentations to community groups, schools, and service organizations about how important the honey bee is to our food supply and what people can do to help keep a healthy bee population.


Event Date:3/9/2019
Event Time:9am-4:30
Location:Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949

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Contact Person:Jennie Dieterman
(phone: 507-467-2437)
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