Honeybee Behavior: Why did my bees do that? Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2-5pm

Honeybee Behavior: Why did my bees do that? Sunday, March 24th, 2019 2-5pm

25.00

Date: Sunday, March 24th 2019

Time: 2-5pm

Cost:$25 ($15 for Club Camp Beez Kneez Members)

Like humans, domestic pets such as dogs and cats, are mammals and easier for us to understand. The gap between honeybee behavior and humans is much greater. We tend to anthropomorphize bees which leads to them constantly surprising us, as they are insects, not humans. Learn about honeybee biology and behavior so you can better anticipate what they are doing in their hive. We will cover things like how bee orient/navigate, how/why the hive "decides" to swarm or make a new queen, and what a bee does when it's sick or going to die. We will directly relate these to beekeeping in the Minnesota climate and how you can better manage your hive with this knowledge.  This includes diving into winter bees, how the bees cluster in the cold and stay alive and when they need food.

Instructors:  Urban Beekeeper Jennifer Radtke assisted by Kristy Lynn Allen of The Beez Kneez 

For:  New and experienced beekeepers


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