Join us for our 4th year running Camp Beez Kneez-a 14 week hands-on, guided beekeeping course taught by professional beekeepers Yuuki Metreaud of Boreal Apiaries, LLC and Kristy Lynn Allen of The Bee Kneez, LLC. Conveniently located at nature centers in Fridley or Inver Grove Heights, MN, the course runs from April-October every other weekend. We focus on managing sustainable apiaries and overwintering in cold climates using organic methods. All levels of beekeeping welcome. More info at https://thebeezkneezdelivery.com/campbeezkneez2018/
New class offering this year from The Beez Kneez for experienced beekeepers. After several years of experimenting with the models of self-sustaining apiaries promoted by the likes of Mike Palmer and Kirk Webster, we have learned a lot and experienced improved success in our own operations! Join us for a one of a kind, hands-on learning experience utilizing nucs to meet the ultimate goal of having a self sustaining apiary. Taught by professional beekeepers Yuuki Metreaud of BorealApiaries, LLC and Kristy Lynn Allen of The Beez Kneez, LLC. Students will have an opportunity to buy a nuc to take home and overwinter. More info https://thebeezkneezdelivery.com/campbeezkneeznucs2018/
The instructor has kept bees for over 10 years. An in-depth class regarding types of bees and hives, life cycle of honey bee, hive management, pollinator friendly flowers, pesticide and herbicide impact on pollinators, overwintering of hive, optimal hive location. Plus a "how to" install your package of bees or nuc. Patrick McElhone Instructor 2.5 hour course is $25 per family and $20 for Seniors and family Classes to be held at Community Education for the following location and dates. Osceola-March 5th 2018-Danielle Pratt - show contact info Amery-March 6th 2018-Tracy Hendrickson show contact info X 220 Turtle Lake-March 7th 2018-Danielle Maxwell-Parker show contact info Luck-March 8th 2018-Amy Aguado- show contact info Time 6:30~9:00PM
Broadcasts of Neonics on Bees
Valley Access Channels of the Central St. Croix Valley Joint Cable Commission on 9/11/2014 made a video recording of this presentation on Dr. Krischik's research findings on the effects of Neonicotinoids on bees and has it on youtube. This is timely information given the numerous concerned citizens and policy makers throughout the state and their efforts to make good policy for all.
Dr. Vera Krischik, Entomologist: “Neonicotinyl Insecticides and Bees -- Is the Threat Real?