Whether you're a beekeeper, bee enthusiast or just curious, the MHBA has plenty to offer.

Our community seeks to encourage sound beekeeping practices in the Upper Midwest. Learn more about us and our commitment to educate others about the practice of beekeeping and its benefits.

Join our online community of nearly 500 members to exchange knowledge and experience.

Want to become a beekeeper?
Beekeeper

Now is an excellent time to sign up for a class. Learn now and start beekeeping this spring.

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How you can help honey bees
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  • Eliminate garden pesticides
  • Plant flowers that bees like
  • Provide bee habitat
  • Let garden vegetables flower
  • Support local beekeepers
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If you see a swarm of bees
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Don’t panic. Call 651-436-7915. Swarming honey bees do not want to hurt you. They’re just on their way to a new home. If you think they are honey bees, we can help.

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Youth Beekeeper Scholarship
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The scholarship is an excellent way to introduce beekeeping to an interested young person between the ages of 12 and 17.

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Upcoming Events

Hive Side Demo with Gary

August 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Gary Reuter as he discusses mite management.  Zoom link in newsletter.

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MHBA Picnic

August 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the fun for our annual MHBA picnic! Held at the State Fairgrounds. Reservations are required. Please see details in the newsletter.

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Hive Side Demo with Gary

September 9, 6:30 pm

Join Gary Reuter as he shows how to extract honey, and continues to check on the package bees progress.  Zoom link in newsletter.

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MBHA Member Meeting

September 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our September meeting. Our special speaker is Attorney Jerry Blackwell to speak on The Zen of Beekeeping.  Our location is TBA.

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Hive Side Demo with Gary

October 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Gary Reuter as he demonstrates how to feed colonies for the winter.  Zoom link in newsletter.

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Hive Side Demo with Gary

November 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Gary Reuter as he demonstrates how to wrap a hive for the winter. Zoom link in newsletter.

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