We started tending bees around 2009, while we were living in the Duluth, MN, area. It was very-small-scale at first – two hives next to our shed. We rolled out eight hives north of Duluth in 2011; then, in spring of 2012, we moved. When we moved to Saint Paul, MN, in late spring 2012, getting the hives up and running was one of the first things we started planning for once we had a new place. Along with the hives in Saint Paul, we have hives in southern Minnesota, in the small town of Racine.