Beekeeping

Bees in Surprising Places

Beekeeping is a hobby that’s growing in surprising places! People want to do their part to help bees, and they want to grow more food locally.

Rooftops from the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts to downtown hotels and restaurants now host beehives! Minneapolis and St. Paul were among the first cities to allow beekeeping in urban areas. Are any beekeepers or apiaries in your community?

Hives On the Move

U.S. bee pollination needs are heaviest in our southern and western states. Many beekeepers move their bees from state to state to pollinate flowering crops. The hives travel the highways on trucks that are parked near the fields when the bees go to work.

Whoa

What is it?

What Is It?
  • Answer
  • Sunflower - Minnesota is the nation's 6th-largest sunflower-producing state. Sunflower seed can be crushed for oil, used for birdseed or for a variety of food products.

Cool

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Soybeans: 1 acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

Joke

What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?

  • Answer
  • A milkshake!