The Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) and Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association (NEMNBA) are excited to invite the community to the 2024 Bee Symposium on Saturday, February 10, at FDLTCC.  During the in-person event, participants will learn everything from beginning beekeeping to pest and disease management.  Learn more about the 2024 Bee Symposium at https://fdltcc.edu/event/2024-bee-symposium/.

“We are so excited this year to host two internationally known pollinator experts. Dr. Marla Spivak, founder of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, and Dr. Judy Wu Smart, founder of the Bee Lab at University of Nebraska -Lincoln, join us for a great day of learning and networking,” shared Courtney Kowalczak, Director of the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC, “We will have vendor and information tables as well as some great door prizes. This day has something for everyone, from beginning to experienced beekeeper or someone that just wants to learn more about pollinators!”

From great vendors and information tables to esteemed guest speakers participants will learn everything from beginning beekeeping to pest and disease management at the 2024 Bee Symposium. Additionally, internationally recognized pollinator experts will be sharing insights they have learned with event participants.

“NEMNBA has been a resource for many aspiring beekeepers, of a wide range of experience, in this region for nearly 30 years. Consisting of nearly two hundred single and family memberships, our mission is to build a sustainable future, one pollinated flower at a time, and to support the efforts of other like-minded organizations whenever possible,” shared Jeffrey Tibbetts, Title III Coordinator at FDLTCC and NEMNBA President, “We are happy to co-sponsor the 2024 Bee Symposium with FDLTCC to provide new ideas and techniques to beekeepers and information sharing on how to foster the health of all pollinators in our area.”

Tickets for the 2024 Bee Symposium are $30 each and can be purchased in advance at https://fdltcc.edu/event/2024-bee-symposium/ or at the door with cash or check on February 11. Anyone that becomes a member of NEMNBA will receive $5 off the price of admission. To become a member, visit https://www.nemnba.org/become-a-member/.

For more information on the 2024 Bee Symposium, please visit https://fdltcc.edu/event/2024-bee-symposium/ or contact Courtney Kowalczak, Director of the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC, at courtneyk*AT*fdltcc.edu.

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