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.

Honey Products

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. 

Live Bees

We have package bees available in the spring. Watch our Facebook page for winter-time announcements about taking orders. 

Education

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

Rochester, Minnesota

Asian Food Store - 7th St NW

Broadway International Grocery Store - 1st St NW

Castle Community - North Broadway (New)

Dwell Local - 7th Street NW & Zumbrota (New)

Figue - 16th Street SW (New)

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 (New)

Dover

Loco-for-Local 

 

Northfield

Just Food Co-op 

 

Pine Island

             Island Market

 

Stewartville

              Fareway Foods

Twin Cities

              Worker B (Mall of America) (New)

Wanamingo

              Flamingo Chix (New)

Businesses That Use Our Honey

Rochester

BB Pizza - East Circle Drive

BB Pizza - Shops at University Square

Cafe Steam - South Broadway

Cafe Steam - Shops at University Square

Cameo at the Castle - Castle Community North Broadway (New)

Chester's Kitchen and Bar -  Shops at University Square (New)

Dunn Brother's Coffee - All locations

Fiddlehead Coffee - 4th Street & 3rd Ave. SE (New)

Grand Rounds Brewery - Historic 3rd Street SW

Queen City Coffee and Juice - Castle Community North Broadway (New)

Tonic - 2nd Street SW (across from Saint Marys)

Check out our newly updated class schedule here

The Bee Shed on Television!

We were honored to be featured on KSMQ-TV (PBS) Farm Connections program. Take a look.

What's New?
  • Happy to add some honey recipes for you bakers and cooks. Check them out by clicking here.

  • ​A new edition of the University of Minnesota's Honey Bee Diseases and Pests is available for free download here.

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  • Wondering about what varroa mite treatment to use? See our handy treatment guide we have posted here.

  • ​Bees or wasps? Check out our new honeybee or wasp ID page for those who think they might have a swarm of honeybees in their yard. Click here to go to Bee Removal page.

© 2019 The Bee Shed, SBC

Rochester, MN

info@thebeeshed.com

www.thebeeshed.com 

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