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?

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

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
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.

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.

Upcoming Events

July In-Hive Demonstration

July 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
U of M Demo Hives · 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN

Due to Covid-19 this and all future Hive Demonstrations will not be held until further notice


July Member Meeting

July 14, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“The Pollinators” film will be shown remotely to our membership on Vimeo. The film will be followed by an 8:45pm panelist discussion on Zoom Please refer to your July newsletter…


Zoom webinar

July 28, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Making Creamed Honey! Please check your July newsletter for Zoom access link


Zoom Webinar

August 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We will greatly miss our Annual Family Picnic this year! In its place we are holding a Zoom webinar on the removal and extraction of honey supers!


Zoom webinar

August 25, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Webinar Topics~ Wax rendering, & Varroa Mites: These topics may seem unrelated but they are timely! Please join us to learn how to render wax, and how to treat mites.…


Member Meeting via Zoom

September 8, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ginger Reuter will demonstrate Candle making Please refer to your September newsletter for the Zoom link