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June 2019

June Member Meeting

June 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Speaker:  Becky Masterman: Mighty Mites vs. Mightier Beekeepers: Updates from the Mite Fighting Front Description: It is hard to discuss honey bees without talking about Varroa destructor. The Bee Squad has been tracking these mites through management of urban, suburban and rural colonies across the Twin Cities in Minnesota since 2012.  Masterman will share what the Bee Squad has learned about Varroa as well as updates from their collaborative MiteCheck program, a national collaborative, beekeeper citizen science project. Becky Masterman has led the…

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July 2019

In-Hive Demonstration

July 9, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
U of M Demo Hives, 1634 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul, MN United States
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The demonstration will be held at the bee yard behind the Bee Lab (1634 Gortner, St. Paul, MN) at 6pm, before the regular MHBA meeting. All members are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend: Bring your protective equipment. A bee veil is required. Veils will NOT be provided, and you will NOT be admitted to the demonstration without one. Parking is not available at the Bee Lab. The Bee Lab is about 3 blocks from the MHBA meeting in…

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July Member Meeting

July 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Ruttan Hall – Room B45, 1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Declan Schroeder

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Successful Queen Rearing Short Course

July 19, 8:30 am - July 21, 10:30 am CDT
Borlaug Hall, U of M St. Paul Campus, 1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
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$295

Why not rear your own queens? The University of Minnesota Successful Queen Rearing Short Course teaches one method of rearing queens that works consistently for both hobby and commercial beekeepers. Topics covered include queen and drone biology, timing of queen rearing in northern climates, stock selection and breeding for hygienic behavior, setting up mating yards, and record keeping. Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at grafting larvae and raising their own queens. A unique feature of the…

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August 2019

Family Potluck Picnic

August 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
State Fair Horticulture Building, 1271 Underwood St
Falcon Heights, MN 55108
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This event is a great family event (rain or shine) and an opportunity to socialize with fellow members. Bring something to grill and a dish to share. There will be a hot grill for barbecuing, games for the kids, and delicious ice cream from the University of Minnesota. Utensils and condiments will be provided.  We will be gathering outside the Bee and Honey exhibit area in the Horticulture Building (southeast corner of the Fairgrounds). There will also be instructions for…

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