We've added August Kiss to the family - amazing flavor from the prairies of SE Minnesota. We've added August Kiss to the family - amazing flavor from the prairies of SE Minnesota.

Festivals and Events

  • Swarms!

    A swarm of bees on a tree branch, captured by a beekeeper for transfer into a new home.

    Have you ever seen one of these? This is a honey bee swarm - a bunch of worker bees with their queen. Swarming is a reproductive strategy of honey bees that occurs every year around this time. The colony is growing and running out of room. They start raising a new queen so that the old queen and a bunch of worker bees can leave to find a new home. It's this groups of bees that are called a swarm.

    They will hang out somewhere suitable while scout bees seek out a new home. When they find a place they like, the entire mass of bees will leave for their new home. It might take a couple of hours, or a couple of days, but eventually they leave.

    Give us a call or email (info<at>thebeeshed.com) if you have one of these beauties in your yard. We'll do our best to give them a new home!

  • Indoor or Outdoor - The Event Season Has Begun

    Indoor or Outdoor - The Event Season Has Begun

    The month of May marks a turning point in the festival and event season. We love having the opportunity to share our passion for pollinators and beekeeping with you - and maybe convincing you to buy some honey!

    Here's where you can find us in the near-term: 

    Rochester Farmers Market: Weekly outdoor market starts May 7, 2022, running 7:30am to 12:00pm at Graham Park in Rochester. Details available here.

    May Markets at the Minnesota Arboretum:  We'll be at the May 14/15 and May 28/29 markets. Details here.