Learn beekeeping or rent a space for your bees.
Have you always wanted to keep honey bees, but didn’t know where to start? Here’s your chance! Learn beekeeping from Dodge staff during the 2021 season (April – October) at Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove. You’ll have access at the farm to a colony of bees, a hive, a beekeeping suit to use for the season, and all the equipment needed. Together, we’ll work our bees, from starting a new package in the spring to harvesting honey at summer’s end.
$650 for new beekeepers, $450 for returning Dodge beekeepers. See the registration page for all details.
Rent a space for your bees at Dodge’s Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove! You provide your own bees, equipment, and labor. Dodge will provide the location, acres of natural area for your bees to forage, and a community of fellow interested bee people. The fee covers April 2021 – March 2022. 10 spaces available. $100 per rental space. The minors permission form must be signed if you plan on having youth under the age of 18 join you onsite.
This is for beekeepers who have their own equipment and bees.
8946 70th Street S