Photo by John Shonyo
Welcome to The Bee Shed
Honey Products|Package Bees|Beekeeper Education
Thank you for visiting The Bee Shed! We think it's important that you know who we are and what we stand for. Besides providing local honey, and information, we are also about contributing back to our communities and the beekeeping industry.
We are proud to claim that ours was the first beekeeping operation in Minnesota to define their corporate structure as a Specific Benefit Corporation (SBC). This structure enables a business to legally and publicly declare that our business decisions will contemplate public good as well as profit, making a commitment to deliberately and transparently advance a specific public good.
What this means
We are committed to putting some of our time and our financial resources to something other than the bottom line:
1) The promotion and development of pollinator habitat for sustainable food production.
2) The education of the public at large about the importance of bees and pollinator habitat.
3) The mentorship of new or novice beekeepers, including youth and underserved populations.
Honeybees conspire with prairie and woodland flowers to combine the energy of the sun and the minerals of the earth into the perfect natural energy source - Honey. Our honey is raw (not pasteurized) and strained only enough to get out the wax. We carry liquid honey, honeycomb, whipped honey, and naturally flavored honey.
We have package bees available in the spring. Watch our Facebook page for winter-time announcements about taking orders.
The Bee Shed staff is active in educating the community on the art and science of beekeeping, prairie restoration and how we all can support honeybees and native pollinators. We enjoy presenting at service clubs, community organizations, grade schools, etc. We also offer several beekeeping classes through area Community Education programs. Click here for current class schedule.
Where to Find Bee Shed Honey
Asian Food Store - 7th St NW
Broadway International Grocery Store - 1st St NW
Castle Community - North Broadway
Dwell Local - 7th Street NW & Zumbrota
Figue - 16th Street SW
Hy-Vee Barlows - Civic Center Drive NW.
Hy-Vee West - West Circle Drive
Hy-Vee North - 37th Street NW
International Spices and Grocery - Center Street West
Natural Grocers - Greenview Drive SW
Peoples Food Co-op - 1st Ave SW
Scrub Your Butt - North Broadway
Just Food Co-op
Worker B (Mall of America)
Dwell Local (New)
Businesses That Use Our Honey
BB Pizza - East Circle Drive
BB Pizza - Shops at University Square
Cafe Steam - South Broadway
Cafe Steam - Double Tree
Cafe Steam - One Discovery Square Building
Cameo at the Castle - Castle Community North Broadway
Chester's Kitchen and Bar - Shops at University Square
Dunn Brother's Coffee - All locations
Fiddlehead Coffee - 4th Street & 3rd Ave. SE
Fiddlehead Coffee - Miracle Mile (The Avani Apts)
Grand Rounds Brewery - Historic 3rd Street SW
Queen City Coffee and Juice - Castle Community North Broadway
Tonic - 2nd Street SW (across from Saint Marys)
Bee Package Pick Up is Scheduled for April 25/26 (see PDF for details)
Please Read If You Ordered Bees From The Bee Shed
This is important
In order to protect your health and that of our helpers it is important that you read the pick up process document (PDF found below). It is a much different process than in prior years. Please contact us with any questions: or 507.261.2150
The Bee Shed on Television!
We were honored to be featured on KSMQ-TV (PBS) Farm Connections program. Take a look.