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 (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)
Just Food Co-op
Worker B (Mall of America) (New)
Flamingo Chix (New)
Businesses That Use Our Honey
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)
The Bee Shed on Television!
We were honored to be featured on KSMQ-TV (PBS) Farm Connections program. Take a look.
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.
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.