Home Page

Search Winona Post:
   GO   x 
Advanced Search
     
  Issue Date:  
  Between  
  and  
     
  Author:  
   
     
  Column / Category:  
   
     
  Issue:  
  Current Issue  
  Past Issues  
  Both  
   Help      Close     GO   Clear   
     
  Friday October 31st, 2014    

 Submit Your Event 
S M T W T F S


 

 

 
 

| PLACE CLASSIFIED AD | PLACE EMPLOYMENT AD |

| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |
 

  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
It's all the buzz keep bees (01/29/2014)
By Chris Rogers

Photo by Chris Rogers
      After sedating the bees with puffs of smoke, Dr. Bruno Borsari cracked open the top of his downtown beehive last summer. Borsari will lead a "Beekeeping Basics" class on Saturday.
New beekeepers wanted. Winona State University (WSU) professor Bruno Borsari is on a campaign. In the pollinator-themed puppet show "Insectopia" last week, the associate professor of biology extolled the benefits for insects and humans alike of keeping a backyard hive. He keeps one near campus. After Frozen River Film Festival's screening of the bee documentary "More Than Honey," some Winonans may have visions of honeycombs dancing in their heads. This Saturday Borsari will lead a one-day class for novice beekeepers.

Keeping bees requires an investment in hive boxes, netting or a bee suit, and the animals themselves. They come in the mail, by the pound. It requires some technical knowledge, too, but surprisingly little time. Much of beekeeping, it turns out, is simply giving the communal insects a place to do what they do. It is easier than you might think, first-time beekeeper Elena Herreid said in a previous interview. "If you're willing to invest a little bit of money and not that much time, then I think it's incredibly worthwhile," she said.

Borsari's day-long class covers the basics of establishing a hive, honey production, and preventing disease. WSU will host "Beekeeping Basics" on Saturday, February 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pasteur Hall. The course costs $85. For more information or to register, call 507-457-5080.

The University of Minnesota Extension also hosts beekeeping classes and offers educational materials. Visit www.extension.umn.edu/garden/honey-bees for more information or call the Winona County Extension Office at 507-457-6440. 

 

   Copyright 2014, Winona Post, All Rights Reserved.

 

Send this article to a friend:
Your Email: *
Friend's Email: *
 Submit 
 Back Next Page >>

 

  | PLACE CLASSIFIED AD | PLACE EMPLOYMENT AD |

| Home | Advertise with Us | Circulation | Contact Us | About Us | Send a Letter to the Editor |
 

Contact Us to
Advertise in the
Winona Post!