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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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.


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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MHBA Demonstration - Veil Required

June 14, 2016, 6:00pm

NOTICE: The hobby colonies have moved due to construction of the new Bell Museum. They are now located in an apiary north of the Leatherdale Equine Center. DO NOT park in Leatherdale’s parking lot. We suggest you to park where you would normally for the general meeting, and walk east to the apiary. If you have questions or need special parking accommodations please contact Mike ([email protected]). A veil is required to enter the demo site.

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MHBA Monthly Meeting

June 14, 2016, 7:00pm

Our 2016 Youth Scholarship recipients will make their first report about how they and their newly acquired bees are doing. And Myla Meier will give a presentation about year-round observation hives.

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