Wednesday, February 7

Brian Fredericksen from Ames Farm Honey:
Honeybees and Their Interactions with the Minnesota Landscape

Brian will discuss how honeybees work in the environment to enhance the landscape as well as information on honey production. He will also have wonderful single-source honey and other honey products for sale.  

Brian is Founder & Owner of Ames Farm, a small honey producer with 18 bee yards spread over central and southern Minnesota. He was formerly a 3M process engineer and a sled dog musher.  He bought an old homestead and orchard from a fellow dog-sledder who also happens to be the developer of the Honeycrisp apple. Brian became interested in keeping bees while witnessing the pollination process.  

Since then, he has grown Ames Farm to national recognition for producing high quality single-source honey.  



2018 Schedule coming soon!




Special Announcement:

Dear NCHG members,
My boyfriend is a metalworker based in St. Paul and he's making a small batch of high quality tincture presses to sell to other members of the herbal community.
The presses will be 3" diameter x 3.5" tall, about 4 oz.- 8 oz. capacity, and the components are all food-grade stainless steel. The price is $100 and the presses will be ready by the end of January. Below are photos and video of the first prototype — the final version will have a few modifications including a welded top piece and a squatter shape. Please let me know if you might be interested in purchasing one, or if you have any questions — you can reach me at

Thanks! Sara Nelson,
NCHG member

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