March 10, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Langstroth Hive Demo
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
A brief history Langstroth Hive, why it works and why it’s been around ever since it was introduced in the mid-19th century. Dan will bring in a fully built hive box and an unbuilt box to demonstrate the beekeepers option to save money building their own hives.
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