So You Think You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
We start with an explanation of the bee biology followed by what to expect during the first year of keeping bees. We will then talk about the problems facing bees and beekeepers. This is followed with a discussion of the cost of keeping bees and where to get both bees and equipment.
Chris is a biologist by training with several peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals. Several years ago he turned his attention to prairie restoration and other ways to support local pollinators such as honey bees. He manages bees on his rural Rochester, MN.
John has been beekeeping since 2009 in Oronoco Township. Up until the merger with The Bee Shed, he owned and operated Bee’s Knees Honey Farm. He has been a honey bee advocate giving presentations to community groups, schools, and service organizations about how important the honey bee is to our food supply and what people can do to help keep a healthy bee population.