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. 


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 

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 


Pine Island

             Island Market



              Fareway Foods

Twin Cities

              Worker B (Mall of America) 


              Flamingo Chix 


             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.

© 2019 The Bee Shed, SBC

Rochester, MN 

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