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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How you can help honey bees

• 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

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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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 meeting, or would like to download their presentations here's your chance.

Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association shared Alt National Park Service's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Do you want a Save the Bees pack? Link in comments below. It includes a Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) seed pack and a 4" x 4" repositionable window cling. Black-Eyed Susans are native to the entire United States with the exception of Nevada, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii. However, it has been introduced to Alaska. In addition, it is also native to many areas within Canada. The window cling has a white background and applies to the outside of your window to make it easier to read. It can be repositioned up to 4 or 5 times.

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Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association shared Ellen DeGeneres's video. ... See MoreSee Less

Brielle learned a lot about pollination and why bees are so important. It doesn’t get much cuter than this. #BringBacktheBees

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