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Virtual beekeeping symposium set for Feb. 12

The virtual event will feature talks given by regional beekeeping experts from the NEMNBA, UMN Bee Squad and nationally known beekeeper Mike Palmer.

Bees on a honeycomb.
Bees on a honeycomb.
File / Cloquet Pine Journal

CLOQUET — Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host its 7th annual Beekeeping and More Symposium on Feb. 12.

The virtual event will feature talks given by regional beekeeping experts from the NEMNBA, UMN Bee Squad and nationally known beekeeper Mike Palmer. The cost is $15 per person and will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During this year’s symposium, participants will learn about native pollinators and tips and tricks for beginning beekeeping. To register, visit https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/222939/public/1/sp/?fbclid=IwAR2ismR2SUGV2IA5r9dfkT_MzFtvZlRh9nLWCraK9MN1-hxMpWwedx2_0DI .

Inspired by Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, the Bee Squad helps beekeepers and the community learn how to foster healthy bee populations and pollinator landscapes through education and hands-on mentorship. The Bee Squad will be doing presentations on “Keeping Honey Bees Healthy” and “Overwintering Honey Bees in Minnesota."

Palmer, a widely recognized authority on sustainable beekeeping who raises about 1,200 queens a year and manages over 1,000 colonies, will be presenting a talk titled “A Sustainable Apiary using 'Brood Factories.'"

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“I am so excited for the 7th Annual Beekeeping and More Symposium,” said Courtney Kowalczak, director of the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC. “We have topics that can help beekeepers from beginning to experienced. Our presenters are regionally and nationally recognized experts that share the latest research with our participants!”

The 7th annual Beekeeping and More Symposium is presented by the Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, NE Minnesota Beekeepers, and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For more information, please contact Kowalczak at courtneyk@fdltcc.edu , or check out the Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College on Facebook.

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