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28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN 55949

Phone - (507) 467-2437
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Introduction to Beekeeping

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Learn what it takes to become a beekeeper in this 2.5 hour introduction to beekeeping. You’ll discover the history of beekeeping, dive into what being a beekeeper means and learn about the tools of the trade and how to use them. Your instructor will teach you important “buzz” words while taking you through a year of beekeeping. Join likeminded individuals in the movement to help our bee populations and learn how you can get delicious honey in the process!


Chris Schad 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 property plus on other sites in the region.

John Shonyo 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.