Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    April 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    April 19, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    April 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*All registrations must be completed by April 9 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.


Honey samples at the Duluth Folk School

In addition to building a hive, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample and compare several types 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


Our main campus is:

Duluth Folk School
1917 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55806

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