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Pre-register for a free, beekeeping field day in Park Rapids

Join Dr. Katie Lee, University of Minnesota Extension Apiculture Educator, and local beekeeper, Brett Kent, as they go through colony handling, common diseases and pests, and safety information for you and the bees from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, June 27.

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Want to see what it’s like inside a honey bee colony?

Join Dr. Katie Lee, University of Minnesota Extension Apiculture Educator, and local beekeeper, Brett Kent, as they go through colony handling, common diseases and pests, and safety information for you and the bees.

This free, in-person workshop will demonstrate the steps for a proper hive inspection, give you timely information to keep your colony healthy, and more.

Hosted by the Hubbard County University of Minnesota Extension, it will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at 307 Grove Ave. N., Park Rapids.

Pre-registration is required, and the workshop will be limited to 20 participants at each location. Participants must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. To RSVP, email Tarah Young at tarahy@umn.edu or call 763-688-1390.

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According to the news release, beginner and advanced beekeepers would all benefit from attending this field day.

Inspection is key to understanding the condition of the colony. According to Dr. Katie Lee, “Taking a look outside and inside a hive can help beekeepers understand more about the

health of a colony and inform management. We will go through the colony to demonstrate how to gauge food stores; look for indicators of adult bee, brood, and queen health; and we will take a sample to estimate varroa mite levels.”

If you have access to beekeeping protective equipment, bring it to the workshop. Veils will be available to use during the program. Wear light colors, long pants and closed-toe shoes.

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