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 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

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics) St. Paul (Thursdays) week 2 of 3

February 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art…

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Beekeeping Basics) St. Paul (Thursdays) week 3 of 3

February 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
975 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55116

Whether you wish to create a sustainable future in beekeeping or simply prefer it as a hobby, this three session workshop will address everything you need to practice the art…

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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Stillwater)

February 29, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
221 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082

Get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. This workshop will address everything you need to practice the art of beekeeping. Topics include: why bees are beneficial, basic bee biology…

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March Member Meeting

March 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruttan Hall · 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Speaker: TBD. Description: TBD.

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April In-Hive Demonstration

April 14, 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 (1634 Gortner, St. Paul, MN) at 6pm, before the regular MHBA meeting. All members are welcome to…

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April Member Meeting

April 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2017 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Screening of “The Pollinators” at the St. Paul Student Center Member + 1 Guest admitted free. Suggested donation of $5 for additional guests.    

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