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 over 400 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
swarm of bees on tree

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 Beekeeping 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

In-Hive Demonstration

October 8, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U of M Demo Hives · 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul,MN

The demonstration will be held at the bee yard behind the Bee Lab at 6pm, before the regular MHBA meeting. All members are welcome to attend.

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October Member Meeting

October 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruttan Hall · 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul,MN55108

Speaker: Dr. Marla Spivak – Breeding for Disease and Mite Resistance

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November Member Meeting

November 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruttan Hall · 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul,MN55108

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Cariveau – Native Bees. Elections, Youth Students, Sarah Staten, Oscar Tix and Emma Coen-Pesch share their end of summer presentation.

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 1 of 3

January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan,MN55123

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round, with JoAnne Sabin.

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, Part 2 of 3

January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan,MN55123

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee…

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, Part 3 of 3

January 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan,MN55123

Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary and take care of your bees year-round with JoAnne Sabin of the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Honey Bee…

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