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If you want to help the local bee population, there is a great workshop you should attend.

The workshop is offered for the 13th consecutive year to provide an introduction to honeybees and beekeeping in Dunn County. This workshop provides attendees with basic information on

  • why we need honeybees,
  • the social makeup of the honeybees in a hive,
  • what equipment is needed to raise honeybees,
  • the minimal cost of getting started,
  • the ideal location for a hive, and
  • what to expect in your first year of raising honeybees.

There are breakout groups and any club members available to answer questions so participants will get a better sense of the time and skills needed to establish a hive and then take care of the honeybees.

Members of the Dunn County Beekeepers Association are presenting the workshop for the 13th consecutive time. Besides the presenters, there will be many other beekeepers present to answer questions during the breaks, lunch, and the round-robin sessions in the afternoon. There is a lot of knowledge among the club members to tap.

Each student will receive a copy of the workshop handouts, a textbook, knowledge of what to expect the first year, and contacts in the area to ask questions.

The workshop will be held on February 8, 2020, at the Menomonie Alliance Church located at 502 21st St. N, Menomonie, WI, just north of the hospital which is on Hwy 12 on the East side of Menomonie.

Check-in begins at 7:45; the workshop starts at 8:00 and ends at about 4:15. The cost, which includes lunch, is $60 per person with an additional $10 for additional family members. There is a reduced cost of $35 for youth members of 4-H, FFA, and Scouts.

Registration is required by Saturday, February 1st. The registration form can be downloaded from the club web site ‘DunnCountyBeekeepers.org’ or by calling the club Treasurer, Mary Buschmann at 715-265-9284.

Corey Viars

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