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Dinner at the Lake – April 18, 2020 – Rescheduled to June 13, 2020

April 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This event has been rescheduled for June 13, 2020.  Dinner at the Lake with Bridget Mendel, Program Manager at the UMN Bee Squad

Bridget Mendel, Bee Squad Program Director After a wonderful banquet dinner in our lakeside dining hall, the Program Manager from the University of Minnesota’s Bee Squad, Bridget Mendel, will be our keynote speaker. She will introduce us to the Bee Squad program, share what people can do to support bees and pollinators, and explain why it is so important.

Inspired by Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab, the Bee Squad helps beekeepers and the community in the Twin Cities promote the conservation, health, and diversity of bee pollinators through research, education, and hands-on mentorship. They offer beekeeping short-courses for the public, beekeeping manuals, and expert help from the Bee Squad for new and experienced beekeepers, as well as offer a plethora of online resources about bees and beekeeping, and a number of programs to explore and support bees.

Bridget is the Program Manager at the University of Minnesota Bee Squad. She takes care of bees, teaches classes for beekeepers and the public, and manages interdisciplinary, pollinator-focused programs. She also writes grants and communications for Bee Squad’s and research and educational projects. Outside of Bee Squad, Bridget teaches creative writing to college students and writes articles for beekeeping magazines.

Early *Bee* Pricing (payments received by April 10):

Adults: $35; Children ages 5-12 yrs: $17

After April 10

Adults $40; Children $20 

Reservations are required: 

  • Call (320) 245-2648
  • Email frontdesk@ospreywilds.org
  • If making reservations that includes children, please phone in your reservation to 320-245-2648.
  • Please note: if your reservation numbers change or you need to cancel, please call 320-245-2648 or email frontdesk@ospreywilds.org
    as soon as possible.
  • Discounted overnight lodging may be available – please inquire by calling 320-245-2648, ext. 101

Bee Squad education programs

Bee Squad photo




April 18, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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