Bee Packages now for sale. Go to the "Order Bees" page for more info! Spring is coming! Keep an eye out for our Spring Bright honey...we can't' wait to taste this year's harvest!

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.