Learn all about Beekeeping


“The Art of Beekeeping” is a one session class that will meet from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.

Course instructor is Dale Wolf, a third generation, certified Master Beekeeper and honey producer. 

The course, which will meet in room 237 Ritzinger Hall, will prepare participants to begin a beekeeping hobby in the spring.  All of the basics of beekeeping will be covered including hive equipment (what to order and how to assemble), honeybee society and biology, hive products and marketing, diseases/parasites/pests, and seasonal management. 

Wolf started his own operation in 1970 and is now a master beekeeper and handler.  He learned the art of beekeeping from his father who started beekeeping at the age of eight by catching a swarm with the help of his Uncle Ben, who was a beekeeper.  Wolf Honey Farm produces many products in addition to quality honey gathered from bountiful fields of Western Wisconsin’s beautiful St. Croix Valley.

The course fee is $89 which includes all materials such as the book “First Lessons in Beekeeping,” a binder with all notes and handouts, and supply catalogs.

For further details or to register online go to barron.uwc.edu/ce or call Samantha Heathman in the UW-BC continuing education department at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403 or email  samantha.heathman@uwc.edu .


Barb Lang