Drought Causing Honey Production Decline In Minnesota, WisconsinMinnesota and Wisconsin are some of the leading honey producing states in the nation -- but the extreme drought is putting honey production at risk.
Honeybees Finding It Harder To Live On The Midwestern PrairieBees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America's last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.
Downtown Mpls. Hotel Harvests Its Own Rooftop HoneyWhen you think of bees, do you think of downtown Minneapolis? The chefs at the Marquette Hotel do. They started keeping bees on the roof three years ago. Thursday was the day to harvest some of this year's honey, and check on the bees before winter.
NASA's Destination Station Comes To The Twin CitiesThe International Space Station may just seem like something floating around in space, but it actually has a real impact on our everyday lives. Now, NASA is bringing the experience of the ISS to the Twin Cities in Destination Station.
Bee-Keeping On Union Depot RooftopIf you see any bees buzzing around St. Paul they might be heading home to an unlikely place. There are five hives on the rooftop of the Union Depot with about 10,000 bees each.
Minnesotan To Meet: Beez Kneez Founder Kristy AllenAfter working on Bar Bell Bee Ranch, owned by her aunt and uncle, Kristy Allen decided to combine her two favorite things –bees and biking – to create her own business.
DeRusha Eats: Decadent Honey Bon-Bons For Your ValentineOn Valentine's Day, Jason DeRusha turned his attention to chocolate. More so. That's because one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America is right here in St. Paul.
Finding Minnesota: Getting Buzzed On Honey WineWinemaking has brought sweet success to one Minnesota family, but they've been stung many times in the process. WineHaven is an award-winning vineyard and winery, but its best-selling product doesn't involve any grapes at all. It's a wine made of honey.
How Honeybees Are Helping Minnesotans With DisabilitiesHoneybees are helping to change the lives of some Minnesotans living with disabilities. Just last year, Midwest Special Services in Shoreview started a bee keeping program for its clients, making a sweet difference in their lives.
You Can Help The Hardest Workers At The Fair...Or AnywhereIf honey bees were to disappear, the world -- not to mention the State Fair -- would grow to be a much bleaker place. "Apples, oranges – things like that – they’d all be gone," said Emily Campbell, the 2013 American Honey Princess.
Best Lounge Bars In MinnesotaShaken, stirred or on the rocks, these classic watering holes in Minnesota won't disappoint.
Movie Blog: 'More Than Honey' Gives A Hive-View Look Into What's Killing BeesAnd right now I'm even tempted to describe the doc as refreshing and nutritious as honey. And so I will. More Than Honey is just that -- it's smart, multi-layered, glittering with interesting characters, varied scenes, and Planet Earth-pretty images of bees, flying, working, mating, dying, enduring. More Than Honey is easily one of my favorite science docs this year. And while it's not all doom-saying, don't thinks movie won't give you pause. Ands loads to think about.
Honey Production, Fruit Picking Delayed By Late SpringNow that the weather has finally warmed up, farmer's markets are back in business. But, you may not see some of your favorite foods right away. Fresh fruits and the honey supply will be delayed this year. Step into the packing facility for Ames Farm Unlimited, and it seems like business as usual. But owner Brian Fredricksen says all the jarred honey, candles and honeycomb are leftovers from last summer.
Bite Of Minnesota: Honey Poached OrangesA few years ago I was a guest on the Fresh and Local Show on AM950 along with a talented blogger and photographer, Susan Powers.
'Golden Lining' Of 2012's Weather: Honey CropOne good result of this year’s extreme weather in Minnesota is a bumper crop of honey from local bee farmers.