PARK RAPIDS, MN (12/1/12) – Mark
your calendars for 2013 Hubbard County University of
Minnesota Extension educational classes.
The Art of
-- Friday, January 18, 2013 (5:30pm to 9:00pm) and Saturday, January
19, 2013 (8:30am to 3:00pm) at the Town Hall in Hubbard, MN;
12141 County Road 6.
The Making of Maple
-- Saturday, January 26, 2013 (9:00am to 1:00pm) at the Town Hall in
Guthrie, MN; 44255 Rail Road.
-- Saturday, February 23, 2013 (8:00am to 3:00pm) at Northwoods
Bank, State Highway 34 E., Park Rapids, MN.
2013 Local Foods College Webinar Series
JoAnne Sabin, a
educator on honeybees and a Dakota County UMN Master Gardener will
beekeeping courses which are designed to encourage, assist and
educate others in the wonderful experience of keeping honeybees.
The Art of Beekeeping will cover fundamental bee basics, apiary
equipment, hive assembly,
selecting a site, feeding and treating bees,
queen, worker & drones behavior, nectar
and pollen plants, honey extracting and seasonal management.
Beekeeping will cover current events, diseases, pesticides, CCD
research, bee biology, making splits, expanding your hives, queen
grafting, winterizing, experiences with various bee races, equipment
beyond the basics, the importance of feeding, honey characteristics,
bee-related products and how to make them.
Carl Vogt, a retired
University of Minnesota Extension Specialist, known for his
dedication as a conservation educator will teach the course on
The Making of Maple Syrup. The course will include what trees
can be tapped; what tools are needed; when to tap trees, how to tap
trees and how to process sap into syrup.
To register please
call Sally Shearer, Hubbard County Extension Program Coordinator at
218/732-3391 (office) or 218/237-1245 (direct) or email
All classes are free and open to the public.
University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator
The Extension Service provides practical information to people who
need it, when they need it. Extension faculty translate university
research into useful, relevant knowledge, with Regional Extension
Educators offering community-based educational programs. Hubbard
County has expanded the University of Minnesota's programming by
funding the services of a local Technical Advisor and 4-H
Coordinator with offices located at the county fair grounds.
maintains an extensive web site with information on
Community Development & Vitality;
Environment & Natural Resources;
Youth & Family Development,
Agriculture, Food and Environment;
Gardening and Commercial Horticulture
Living. In addition, the service provides a
Home Page just for the
Hubbard County office with information on staffing, the
4-H Program and other
workshops being held in our area.
Sally J. Shearer
Mari Jo Lohmeier
County 4-H Program
Nutrition Education Program