Beekeeping

Learn beekeeping or rent a space for your bees.

Intro to Beekeeping Program

Intro to Beekeeping is sold out. Contact us with questions at 651-455-4531


Have you  always wanted to keep honeybees but didn’t know where to start? Here’s your chance! Learn beekeeping from Dodge staff at Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove. You’ll work bees throughout the entire season, starting from a new package in spring, harvesting honey at summer’s end, and preparing the hives for winter. Cost: $280/person

Bee Rental Space

Bee Rental Space is sold out. Contact us with questions at 651-455-4531.


Rent a space for your honeybees at Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove! You provide your own bees, equipment, and labor. Dodge provides the location, acres of natural area for your bees to forage, an orientation session, and a community of fellow bee enthusiasts.

Cost: $100/rental space for up to two hives in one season (April 1 to March 31). Spaces must be managed by adults—youth under 18 can accompany adults if noted on a minors permission form.

2024 Bee Rental Space Orientation

Shepard Farm in Cottage Grove

8946 70th Street S

Orientation Session
Thursday, April 11, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Send questions by email or call 651-789-5285.

Search Dodge Nature Center