Beekeeping at the Duluth Folk School
January 16, 2019

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    March 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    March 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*All registrations must be completed by March 18, so we have time to order supplies – don’t delay!

In this class, you will learn about what is required (time, effort, cost) to manage honeybees in northern Minnesota. With the instructor there to guide you, you will  assemble your own Langsroth hive from a kit, and you’ll leave class with a completed hive!

Beginner Beekeeping with the Duluth Folk School

By the end of class, you’ll have learned basic beekeeping skills, where to place your hives, different types of honeybees, what tools to use, and personal protection options.

In addition to building a hive, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste and compare several different sorts of honey!

Registration Includes

Instruction, hive kit, samples of honey

Skill Level

No experience necessary

Best for Ages

13 and up

You should bring…

  • Hammer
  • 7″ or larger carpenter’s square (we have extras if you need one)
  • Protective gear of your choice for minor woodworking (we also have extra ear plugs, safety glasses, etc.)

Previous feedback about instructor Greg Petry:
~ “Friendly and helpful, he was also open to continuing to support our efforts in keeping bees.”
~ “I like best his commitment to make sure he thoroughly explained the unknowns.”



1917 W Superior St, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.

1 Comment

  • Alesa Nelson says:

    Very interested in bee keeping in our area, as a family we have done much research. I don’t mind paying for the class for the setup outcome. Would you mind if I bring my adult daughter and minor granddaughter (permanent guardian) with to the class for this is a family effort and investment. Thank you.

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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