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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 group of over 400 members to exchange knowledge and experience.

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Want to become a beekeeper?

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

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Upcoming Events

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How you can help honey bees

• 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

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.

Got a question?


If you don’t find the answer to your question on our FAQ page, you can ask Buzz, our resident bee expert. He’ll do his best to answer it.


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U of M grad student presentations

If you missed the October 2017 meeting, or would like to download their presentations here's your chance.

This is the time of year that we've all been waiting for: Bees are working, nectar is coming in, honey is being stored for winter - and extraction... Less than six weeks away from the MN State Fair and the MHBA Honey Extraction Booth Demonstraitions... 🙂

Note the bees 'dancing' on the side of the hive. This is called 'washboarding' - and little is known about it... ...but at least they're happy doing it... 🙂
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