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
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.

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

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


Zoom webinar

September 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gary Reuter will speak about feeding your hives to prepare them for winter Please refer to the September newsletter for the Zoom link


Canceled October In-Hive Demonstration

October 13, 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.


October Member Meeting via Zoom

October 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Board Member Alex King will speak about Cut-outs and Removals


Board Director Nominations~ Deadline

October 20

The deadline for submitting the Board Director Nomination form for the November 10th elections is October 20th 11:59pm