Minnehaha Beekeepers of Hennepin County, MN

Minnehaha Beekeepers of Hennepin County, Minnesota

The Minnehaha Beekeepers is a small, friendly discussion group of beekeepers in the western Twin Cities area of Minnesota, who meet most months to discuss beekeeping with other beekeepers. Sometimes discussion of chickens or gardening, too. We usually skip meetings in November, December and February. No membership dues, presentations, classes or elections. Just show up, if you are a beekeeper or future beekeeper, and want to talk about beekeeping with other beekeepers. Usually between half a dozen and a dozen beekeepers at each meeting. We have a couple beekeepers who do horizontal hives, and willing to help others. Disorganized by Minnetonka beekeeper Dewey Hassig.

If you buy a beekeeping book, or go to a beekeeping presentation, you only get one opinion. At the Minnehaha Beekeepers meetings, you get multiple opinions, and can ask questions of other beekeepers, or cry on their shoulder. Without an interactive beekeeping club, your only alternative is learning from your own disasters.

We usually meet at Cub Foods community room on 4801 Highway 101 in Minnetonka. It is at the top of the stairs to the rear of the checkouts. Thanks to Cub Foods, which allows us and other groups to use a meeting room for free, and has the hot dog stand in the summer as a fundraiser for many non profit groups in Minnetonka.

The next Minnehaha Beekeepers meeting is

June, 2019 at 7pm, Minnetonka Cub (Highway 101) community room.

I normally try to schedule the meeting for the third Thursday of the month, if the room is available. I can not schedule too far in advance, but send out a notice about a week or two before, and a reminder about a day before. 

Honey bee on a Hyssop blossom. deweyhassig@gmail.com

A local daycare that visits my gardens and hive.

Honey Fudge

2  (10 oz. or 12 oz.) bags Hershey’s semi sweet chocolate chips

1  (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2  cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla


Line a 8” x 8” or 9” x 9” pan with aluminum foil. Lightly butter the foil. Melt chips, sweetened condensed milk and honey in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly. When melted and smooth, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Spread into foil lined pan. Cool and cut into squares. Store in a cool place. 

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