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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
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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

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 1 of 5 week course

January 15, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Honeybees and native bees perform about 80% of all pollination. Much of the food on your table is available thanks to pollination, but bee populations are declining. There are many…

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 1 of 3 (Thursday night)

January 16, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123

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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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 2 of 5 week course

January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Our 5-session beekeeping class will help you get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping and introduce you to the basic tools and knowledge needed to keep honeybees responsibly and…

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Backyard Agriculture: Beekeeping Basics, 2 of 3 (Thursday night)

January 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lebanon Hills · 860 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN 55123

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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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Hubbard County

January 24, 2020, 5:00 pm - January 25, 2020, 4:00 pm
44255 Rail Road
Guthrie, MN 56461

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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The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Century College (Wednesdays) week 3 of 5 week course

January 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Our 5-session beekeeping class will help you get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping and introduce you to the basic tools and knowledge needed to keep honeybees responsibly and…

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