Practice on our bees and get an education first. It will save you money and expand your knowledge.
Join us for our 4th season of Camp Beez Kneez. 14 weeks of hands-on, guided beekeeping course taught by professional beekeepers Kristy Lynn Allen of The Bee Kneez, LLC and Yuuki Metreaud of Boreal Apiaries, LLC. Conveniently located at nature centers in Fridley, MN or Inver Grove Heights, MN with 3 sessions to choose from. Each class is 2 hours and is held on either Saturday or Sunday.
the course runs from April-October every other weekend (except for holidays).
Orientation on April 7th at 10am or 2pm
Onsite classes: Session 1-Saturdays 11am in Inver Grove Heights- April 28th, May 12th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 8th, September 29th, October 20th, November 3rd
Onsite Classes Sessions 2- Sundays 10am in Inver Grove Heights and Session 3 Sunday 2pm in Fridley: April 29th, May 13th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 17th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, September 9th, September 30th, October 21st, November 4th
More Info about the camp:
We focus on managing sustainable apiaries and overwintering in cold climates using organic methods.
All levels of beekeeping welcome
Sign up as an individual or in a group and pay the same price. Groups can be a maximum of 3 people per hive.
We assign you or your group to a hive in our teaching apiary that you will manage with our guidance. This class offers the unique opportunity to see what happens in up to 10 hives, work with a community of beekeepers, have a full season and realistic time commitment without having to buy bees or equipment. And, for all your hard work, you will take home 3 lb's of honey that you helped produce!
***You must provide your own protective gear. We rent suits and smokers at the beginning of class with the option to buy at the end. Save $17 if you pay by cash or check at the Beez Kneez Honey House during our open hours.
also, we have 2 New exciting Educational opportunities focused on overwintering nucleus colonies! more info and registration below.
Click here to register for Session #1-Saturdays 11am Inver Grove Heights, MN
Click here to register for Session #2-Sundays 10am Inver Grove Heights, MN
Click Here to Register for Session #3-Sundays 2pm Fridley, MN
Managing A Sustainable Apiary Utilizing Nucleus Colonies
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