March 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bee Keepers Tasks and Responsibitlies
March 11, 2018
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Come listen to expert beekeeper Dan Donnelly as he explains the basics of bee biology, identifying honeybees in the hive; Responsible beekeeping monitoring, maintaining hive health and cover bee diseases. Record keeping and season calendar planning will be discussed along with any questions and other important tasks and responsibilites.
About the Instructor: Dan Donnelly retired from a position with the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2007 after 32 years managing audiovisual collections and services. Upon retirement Dan took up keeping honeybees near Afton, MN. In 2011 Dan took a position with the Entomology Department at the University of Minnesota where he managed 40 colonies of honeybees for an experiment investigating the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on colony health. Since then Dan has continued raising honeybees in the Afton area. Three years ago Dan and his wife Marjorie moved to the Isabella area and began to explore opportunities for raising honeybees in the woods. Dan started the Ely Area Bee Club to help beekeepers share ideas and information.The club plays a vital role in helping those interested in honeybees learn about keeping bees and the diverse roles, bees and other insect pollinators play in all our lives.
Fees: $10 More information
Location: Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN, 55731