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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi there! I am looking to start an apiary at my school, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. We are located very close to Mankato. I was wondering if anyone in the area or even online is willing to be a sort of mentor for this process? We have never had bees on campus before, and...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone! My name is Doug and I'm on my third year of beekeeping. Year 1, the bees suddenly started dying off in the early fall, looking wet. Year 2, the Queen died/disappeared/killed and it was so late in the summer I just let them die off. Now, spring 2019, I am beginning year 3...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    Curious if there's anyone in the Fargo, ND or Moorhead, MN area that has equipment for sale.
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I don't have my own hive yet, as I'm still a student, but I'm thinking of starting up when I return to Minnesota. My county in MN is zone 4b....it gets cold! Do the bees require any special care over the winter? What's the best way to winterize a hive? Is beekeeping even practical in such a...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Has anyone had luck with swarm traps in MN? if so, i am curious to know if you think you are catching feral bees or are they coming from managed hives. I will put out a few dozen traps in the spring and I am interested to hear from others on their experiences in MN. Anyone encountered a real...
  6. Welcome Forum
    After many years of raising children I have retired and returned to "hobby" - level beekeeping now that I have more time to devote to it. I hate the thought of using any medications, and so, I am glad to find a group that can help me with the questions that will arise as the season...
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