Our mission is to help honey bees and native pollinators by creating healthy habitats and strong pollinator health. We passionately raise bees to produce quality honey and beeswax products that are healthy for human consumers, bees and the environment. Furthermore, we are a local family owned business that inspires to support and educate the community about sustainable farming practices involving pollinators.
In 2014, we started with four honey bee colonies on our farm site. Other than the interesting weather we had that summer, our hives did very well. In the spring of 2015 we are starting the year with 30 colonies in five different bee yards. Our five bee yards are scattered between Comfrey and Mankato, Minnesota. The hives we use are Langstroth hives and we do not use any chemicals on or around our bees.
Our farm started with a few chickens and a small vegetable garden. Now we have roughly 30 to 50 chickens at a given time for both egg and meat purposes. We have a breeding pair of turkeys, and a small flock of ducks. Our herd of goats currently consists of 4 members, Stella, Keela, Jazibelle and Molly. The goats give us milk and new babies every spring. We also maintain a 25' x 60' vegetable and herb garden and over 30 maple trees that we tap for syrup.
Who are we?
Kaylee attended South Central College and earned an Agribusiness and Production Degree with a focus on Diversified Systems. During her education she participated in a five-month internship with the Regional Ecologist at the MN-DNR studying native plants and pollinators. Kaylee also has apprenticed for roughly three years under Harris Tinklingberg of Harris Honey Company.
Jason attended South Central College as well and earned an Associates in Computer Networking Degree. He currently works for the District 77 school system in Mankato, Minnesota. His training and experience with technology helps keep MBH on the cutting edge. Jason is also the all around handy man of the farm.