Special Class with Dr. Meghan Millbrath of Sandhill Apiaries! "Never Buy Bees Again!" Sustainable Northern Beekeeping: Improving Survival and Replacement Costs

Special Class with Dr. Meghan Millbrath of Sandhill Apiaries! "Never Buy Bees Again!" Sustainable Northern Beekeeping: Improving Survival and Replacement Costs

50.00

Sustainable Northern Beekeeping: Improving Survival and Replacement Costs-"By making some shifts in management strategies and focus, small-scale beekeepers can move to self-sustaining operations that support their local bee communities." -Dr. Meghan Millbrath

 

Camp Beez Kneez is honored to partner with Dr. Meghan Millbrath for a special 3hour, hands-on workshop focused on working within our local beekeeping community to have sustainable systems and locally adapted bees.

Taught by Dr. Meghan Millbrath of Sand Hill Apiaries and Michigan State University. Assisted by Kristy Lynn Allen of The Beez Kneez

Based on Dr. Millbrath's article Sustainable Beekeeping using late season nucs from November 2017 

When: Saturday, June 30th, 2018 10am-1pm or 3pm-6pm

Where: Camp Beez Kneez teaching apiary in Inver Grove Heights, MN(address provided upon registration)

Cost: $50 for class or $150 for class and to take home northern hardy queen cell from Boreal Apiaries and a Overwintering Nuc Kit from Beez Kneez Beekeeping supply

 

What you will learn...

  • What does it mean to have a sustainable apiary?
  • Improve your management of disease control, nutrition, stock selection
  • Breaking the cycle of buying bees every year using nucs
  • Nucs-overwintering, young queens, raising your queens
  • Different equipment for overwintering

Bio

Dr. Meghan Milbrath began working bees with her father as a child over 20 years ago, and now owns and manages The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan. She studied biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and received degrees in public health from Tulane University and the University of Michigan, where she focused on environmental health sciences and disease transmission risk.  Meghan worked as a postdoctoral research associate under Zachary Huang at Michigan State University, studying nosema disease, and is currently an academic specialist at MSU, where she does honey bee and pollinator research and extension and is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative.   Meghan is active in multiple beekeeping organizations, writes for multiple beekeeping journals, and speaks about bees all over the country.  She currently runs the Northern Bee Network, a directory and resource site dedicated to supporting queen producers, and she is passionate about keeping and promoting healthy bees.

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You must provide your own protective gear!