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5 ways you can help bees

  • Plant things that bees like
  • Provide bee habitat
  • Eliminate garden pesticides
  • Let your veggies bolt
  • Support local beekeepers

Beekeeping

U of M Bee Lab
http://beelab.umn.edu

Free Bee Management Posters

http://beelab.umn.edu/Resources/Free-bees/index.htm

Penn State Entomology
http://ento.psu.edu

The Xerces Society
http://www.xerces.org

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=53-42-03-00

Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program
http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/

American Beekeeping Federation
http://www.abfnet.org

Minneapolis Bee Ordinance
Download PDF Here

Model Beekeeping Ordinance
Download PDF Here

St. Paul Bee Rules and Regulations
Download PDF Here

St. Paul Bee Restrictions
Download PDF Here

Minnesota Honey Queen Program
http://www.minnesotahoneyproducers.org/queen_bee.html

Gary Reuter’s Website
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~reute001/index.html

Honey
Minnesota Honey Labeling Requirements
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/food/safety/honeylabel.aspx

Discover the natural wonders of honey
http://nhb.org/

Minnesota Grown
http://www3.mda.state.mn.us/mngrown/

MN Beekeeper Groups

Crow River Beekeepers Club
Wayne
320-583-0041
Hutchnson, MN

Lk Superior Beekeeping-Duluth
Theresa Koenig
218-724-1685
Email: tkoenig33@gmail.com

Honey Bee Club of Stillwater
1875 Northwestern Ave. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
honeybeeclubstillwater@gmail.com
Bob Sitko 651-436-7915
Meets 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30

MN Honey Producers Association
Conrad Leggatt, conrad_legatt@hotmail.com
10425 385th Street
St. Joseph, MN 56374
http://www.minnesotahoneyproducers.org/

North Central Beekeepers Association
Terry P., info@northcentralbeekeepers.com
Baxter, MN
http://www.northcentralbeekeepers.org

Northeastern Minnesota Beekeeper
Bob Martin nemnbeekeepers@gmail.com
Carlton, MN
715-399-2964
http://nphb.wordpress.com/

Northern Plains Hobby Beekeepers
Mike Sharp, stinger3369@yahoo.com
11502 240th Street N
Hawley, MN 56549
218-962-3300

South East MN Beekeepers Association
Marlys Jaxosf, marlysjax@juno.com
907 First Street SW
Rochester, MN
507-285-9180
http://www.sembeehive.com/joomla/

Todd County Area Beekeepers Association
Elizabeth Williams, ToddCountyBees@aol.com
18332 CR 24
Bertha MN 56437
218-924-4411

Tri County Beekeepers Association
Susan Beyer, sabout2@hotmail.com
St. Cloud, MN
http://www.tricountybeekeepers.com

Northern Plains Hobby Beekeepers
http://nphb.wordpress.com

Todd County Area Beekeepers Association
Visit Website Here

In the News

Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing. Ted Talks. Sept. 17, 2013

U of M Propolis Research from the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8152000/8152574.stm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Queen Bee of Local Chocolates
http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Blogs/Twin-Cities-Taste/February-2013/Celebrate-Valentines-Day-with-the-Queen-Bee-of-Local-Chocolates/

Counter intelligence: The W’s latest buzz [June 27, 2012]
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/160553405.html

The buzz: Urban beekeepers are a growing colony [June 23, 2009]
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/48885402.html?elr=KArks:DCiU1PciUoaEYY_4PcUU

After slow start, beekeeping permits jump in Minneapolis
MN Public Radio, by Tom Weber [April 25, 2012]
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/25/daily-circuit-beekeeping-minnesota

More bees, please [June 20, 2012]
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/hindsight/more-bees-please

Resident: No Need to Legislate Beekeeping
http://stlouispark.patch.com/articles/resident-no-need-to-legislate-st-louis-park-beekeeping

‘Mother Bee’ Terry McDaniel Wins Nine State Fair Ribbons
Inver Grove Heights Patch, by Cheryl Anderson [Sept. 2, 2011]
http://invergroveheights.patch.com/articles/mother-bee-terry-mcdaniel-wins-nine-state-fair-ribbons#photo-7600118

The plight of the bees
MN Public Radio with Marla Spivak [April 25, 2012]
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/25/daily-circuit-honeybee-research

The economic value of honeybees [2009]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8015136.stm

Blogs

Honey bee club of Stillwater
http://honeybeeclubofstillwater.blogspot.com/

What should I be doing with my bees this month?
http://naturesnectar.blogspot.com/index.html

Krosch Gardens
http://kroschgardens.wordpress.com

Bees Not Beads
http://beesnotbeads.tumblr.com