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Beekeeping field days offered

University of Minnesota Extension Educators will offer four honey beekeeping field days across the state in May and June. They will be at the Hampton Homestead at 3487 Sandy Lake Road in Barnum 9-11 a.m. June 16. They will also be in Duluth, at Duluth Farming Company on Normanna Road 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 16.

Apiculture educators from the Extension Service and local beekeepers will go through

colony handling, common disease and insect pests, and safety information. The free, in-person workshops will demonstrate the steps for a proper hive inspection, offer timely information to keep your colony healthy, and more for beginner and advanced beekeepers.

Registration is required, and workshops will be limited to 20 participants at each location. Go to z.umn.edu/beekeepingdays2023 to hold a spot.

Bee veils and bee jackets will be provided for participants to wear during workshops, although

participants may choose to wear their own protective equipment. Participants are required to

wear face protection (bee veil or jacket), long pants, and closed-toe shoes in the apiary. Participants must be 18 years old or older.