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

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 of beekeeping including: Honey bee behavior and biology Getting started, including: equipment, apiary site characteristics, and installing a bee package or nucleus colony Managing honeybees…

$49

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

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 of beekeeping including: Honey bee behavior and biology Getting started, including: equipment, apiary site characteristics, and installing a bee package or nucleus colony Managing honeybees…

$49

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates (Stillwater)

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 and behavior, beekeeping equipment, selecting a site and starting a bee colony, managing honeybees throughout the year, extracting honey, preparing your hives for winter, and…

$55

March Member Meeting

Speaker: DriftWatch. Speaker: Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Description: TBD.

April In-Hive Demonstration

Please NOTE: There will be NO HIVE DEMONSTRATIONS until further notice.   In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May…

Weekly Webinar: Package hiving and management

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

Weekly Webinar: Wintered colony management – reversals

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

Weekly Webinar: Varroa mites, Management of packages and wintered colonies

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

Weekly Webinar: Making Divides

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

May In-Hive Demonstration

Please NOTE: There will be NO HIVE DEMONSTRATIONS until further notice. In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19.…

Weekly Webinar: Adrian Quiney

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

Weekly Webinar: Managing Swarms

In an effort to provide timely information and educational resources to all of our MHBA members Gary Reuter has generously offered to host weekly webinar meetings via Zoom. You are invited to attend a weekly Zoom webinar, every Tuesday evening April14 through May 19. APRIL Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM ~ Package hiving and management.…

MHBA Zoom webinar-TBA

Please refer to your most recent MHBA newsletter on how to access our Zoom webinars

June In-Hive Demonstration

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

June Member Meeting

Speaker:  TBD Description: TBD Also: Youth Scholarship students share their first beekeeping experiences of the season.

Zoom webinar 7:00pm

Topic: Hive Management and Question & Answer session Zoom link can be found in June's newsletter

Zoom webinar

2020 American Honey Queen, Mary Reisinger, wil share tips on how to talk to the public and media about Honey Bees

July In-Hive Demonstration

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

July Member Meeting

"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 for the post-film panel discussion on Zoom The Pollinators Vimeo link to watch the film: https://vimeo.com/418494083 Here is the password: MN_Hobby_Beeks_07142020

Zoom webinar

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

Zoom Webinar

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

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. Please refer to your August newsletter for the zoom link

Member Meeting via Zoom

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

Zoom webinar

UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives & on Zoom

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

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.

Zoom webinar

Gary Reuter will talk about oxalic acid treatments and preparing our hives for the winter ahead.

November Member Elections & Meeting via Zoom

Speaker: TBD Electronic Elections, Youth Scholarship Students share their end of summer presentation. This will be the last meeting of 2020. See you at the MHBA banquet.  

MHBA Membership Meeting

UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives & on Zoom

Representative Rick Hansen - Presentation followed by discussion. Hive Management

MHBA Membership Meeting

Zoom link found in newsletter. Speaker is Joseph Coffey of C & C Apiaries regarding Russian Bees.

Gary Reuter’s Hive Side Talk

Join in to watch Gary walk us through the hiving of a package of bees! More Hive-Side talks will occur though the season. Zoom link in the April newsletter.

MHBA Membership Meeting

Zoom link found in newsletter. Speaker is Dr. Marla Spivak - Updates from the Bee Lab

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join Gary Reuter as he divides an overwintered colony, and checks in on the progress of the package.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Membership Meeting

Zoom link found in newsletter. Speaker is Yuuki Metreau on Queen Rearing

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join us for a hive side instructional time with Gary Reuter as he discusses comb production. Zoom link in newsletter.

Zoom Social

Join us for a zoom social prior to the member meeting! A great time to visit, ask questions and connect. June Social via Zoom: https://umn.zoom.us/j/8072563043 Meeting ID: 807 256 3043

MHBA Membership Meeting

Listen to Katie Klett, UMN Bee Lab PhD. candidate, speak about her experience beekeeping with Apis Cerana in China. Zoom link in newsletter.  Youth Scholarship recipients will present their beginning beekeeping experiences.

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join Gary Reuter as he discusses supering a colony.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Membership Meeting

Join Jim Kloek as he shares how to prepare entries for Bee and Honey competition at the MN State Fair. Link in newsletter.

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join Gary Reuter as he discusses mite management.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Picnic

Join in the fun for our annual MHBA picnic! Held at the State Fairgrounds. Reservations are required. Please see details in the newsletter.

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join Gary Reuter as he shows how to extract honey, and continues to check on the package bees progress.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MBHA Member Meeting

Join us for our September meeting. Our special speaker is Attorney Jerry Blackwell to speak on The Zen of Beekeeping.  Our location is TBA.

Field Trip to Dustin Vanasse’s Solar Apiaries

September 23rd  Field Trip to Dustin Vanasse’s Solar Apiaries  Our next field trip will be on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM It will be held at one of Dustin Vanasse’s Solar Apiaries. The site is about 35-40 minutes north of the U of M, near Stacy, Minnesota. Dustin’s company, “Bare Honey” is a…

Hive Side Demo with Gary

Join Gary Reuter as he demonstrates how to make mead feed colonies for the winter.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our member meeting as we draw near to winter.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for the last meeting of the year! We will have elections for director positions and hear from our scholarship participants.

MHBA Member Meeting

UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives & on Zoom

Join us for our member meeting. Erin Rupp from Pollinate MN and Steve Ellis from Pollinator Stewardship will be presenting. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Banquet

Join us for the return of the MHBA Banquet! This year the banquet will be held at the Science Museum of Minnesota. More details to come.

MHBA Hive Demo

UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives & on Zoom

Hive demonstration: How to hive a new package of bees. MASKS & BEE VEILS required for in-person demo.  For remote participation, see April newsletter for zoom link.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our member meeting as we listen to Etienne Tardif as he discusses thermodynamics within a hive.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for a live hive demonstration as we learn how to do spring divides. MASKS & BEE VEILS required!

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our May meeting.  We will be returning to the U of MN St Paul campus!!  MASKS required. Ruttan Hall, room B45.  Anne Marie Fauvel will discuss honey bee hygienic behavior and hygienic testing.  Zoom link in newsletter will still be available.

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for a live hive demonstration. Bee veils required!

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our June member meeting when we meet our Youth Scholarship winners.  Matt Hoepfinger and Rob Snyder will join is from the Bee Informed Partnership and Tech Transfer Team. We will meet at the U of MN St Paul Campus, Ruttan Hall, room B45.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for a live hive demonstration. Bee veil required. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our monthly member meeting. We will meet on the U of MN St Paul Campus, Ruttan Hall, room B45.  Zoom link will also be available. Marla Spivak will join us to discuss bee anatomy.

MHBA Picnic

Join us at the State Fair Grounds for our Annual Picnic! We meet in the honey area at the Agriculture Building.

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for a live hive demo. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our monthly member meeting. Speaker is James Wolfin who will be discussing bee friendly lawns.  Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for our last live hive demo of the season. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us for our monthly member meeting. Speaker will be Meghan Milbrath. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Banquet

Join us as we enjoy the return of the annual banquet! The evening will be held at the Science Museum of MN.

MHBA Member Meeting

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING Youth scholarship recipients present.Elections for Board Directors. Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Join us as we listen to Ian Steppler (Canadian Beekeepers Blog) discuss building nucs.  Zoom link available in the newsletter.

MHBA Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Join us as we hear from Dr. Marla Spivak, head researcher at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Her presentations are informative and helpful to beekeepers of all experience levels. Dr. Spivak is also a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology. Zoom link in newsletter.  

Hive Demo

UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives & on Zoom

Join us for our first hive demo of the season! You must wear protective clothing.  Meet at the UMN Bee Lab Demonstration Hives.

MHBA Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Join us as Vera Krischik informs us on neonicotinoid research and mosquito abatement around pollinators.   Zoom link in newsletter.

Beekeeping in Northern Climates- consdensed class

This is the perfect class for someone who is about to get honey bees and be their beekeeper. It is also a good class for beekeepers who would like a refresher or to keep up with the latest basic honey bee management methods in this climate. Taught by JoAnne Sabin at the Marine Mills Folk…

The Art of Beekeeping in Northern Climates- condensed class

This is the perfect class for someone who is about to get honey bees and be their beekeeper. It is also a good class for beekeepers who would like a refresher or to keep up with the latest basic honey bee management methods in this climate. Taught by JoAnne Sabin at the Marine Mills Folk…

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for May splits! An important demo for new beekeepers and a great refresher for everyone else.

MHBA Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Join us for our May pizza party!

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us at the U of MN Demo hives as we further our beekeeping skills.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us as we learn more about drones and their role within the hive. Garrett Slater presenter. Zoom link in newsletter

MHBA Hive Demo

Join us for our hive demo, as we further our beekeeping skills.

MHBA Member Meeting

Join us as we learn more about entering our fabulous honey into the State Fair! Zoom link in newsletter.

MHBA Annual Picnic

Join us for an evening of fun as we celebrate another year together!

MHBA Member Meeting

Please join us as Peggy Desanto presents about winter covers. Let's learn all we can as we prepare for winter!

MHBA Member Meeting

Please join us as we listen to a Great Bee Debate!

MHBA Banquet & Fundraiser

Keller Golf Course 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN, United States

Registration Required

MHBA Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Horizontal Frame Beekeeping

Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Our membership meeting will feature Albert Robertson, who will be speaking about Saskatraz queen breeding.

Hive Demo

U of M Bee Lab and Demo Hives 1635 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, MN

Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

The April membership meeting will feature Larry and Jan Hofman from the Hofman Historical Apiary in Janesville, MN. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 for its state-level significance in the theme of agriculture. Established in 1907 the apiary has been under restoration over the past decade. Larry and…

Member Meeting – May Splits Demo and Pizza Party

U of M Bee Lab and Demo Hives 1635 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, MN

We will meet at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab at 5:45 to learn how to divide an overwintered hive. At approximately 7:00 PM, we will gather for pizza in the Bee Lab garage facility. There is NO regular meeting of the club in Borlaug Hall.

Hive Demo

U of M Bee Lab and Demo Hives 1635 Gortner Avenue, St Paul, MN

Member Meeting

Borlaug Hall, Room 335 1991 Upper Buford Cir, St. Paul, MN

Dr. Katie Lee will walk us through the new Beekeeping in Northern Climates guidebook; Outreach and Education kits demo; Youth Scholarship Reports