Bar Bell Bee Ranch
 

Our Team

A family business since 1976; Bar Bell Bee Ranch prides itself on their sustainable practices and supporting the local environment and economy. 

 
Even a bee can photo bomb!

Even a bee can photo bomb!

Eileen & Ed Menefee - Owners & bee keepers

Together since 2006, Eileen and Ed have worked together to expand Bar Bell Bee products into more than 45 retail locations and built partnerships with a multitude of breweries, bakeries an co-ops. 

Finding queens is Ed's specialty

Finding queens is Ed's specialty

Eileen & Ed Menefee - Owners & Bee Keepers

With a lifetime of experience and a continuing hunger for all things bee keeping, Ed loves what he does and it shows. Using every moment for teaching lessons it's easy to pick up bee keeping practices when the teacher helps you learn every step of the way. 

These golden retreivers are too cute to resist

These golden retreivers are too cute to resist

Nicole 

Nicole runs the bottling and shipping rooms; putting together nearly every order going off the farm, she takes great pride in knowing all the ins and outs of the processing and bottling operation. Know that when you receive your order of honey, Nicole has been part of the process from start to finish.

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BeeKeeper Wanted

Bar Bell Bee Ranch, in Squaw Lake, Minnesota is looking to add to the hive by welcoming a  Beekeeper in spring 2019. We are a family owned and operated business that has a passion for beekeeping and honey production. Our team is small and works hard while enjoying the outdoors and cultivation of a health colony of bees. Working between Northern Minnesota and the Central Valley in California we operate a colony of approximately 1,000 hives.In this position, you would have a critical part in the health and wellbeing of bees and the supporting of the local environment. We hope that you have a passion for learning, agriculture and nature. 

If you are interested in this position, please send a summary of your qualifications, and availability to Eileen & Ed Menefee via email at BarBellB@PaulBunyan.net


Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • Building, inspecting or repairing hives  

  • Introducing a new colony or maintaining an existing one

  • Feeding or checking the health of the bees

  • Monitoring the size of the colony and amount of honey produced

  • Treating the hives and bees to fight disease and pests

  • Collecting honey from hives

  • Grafting, breeding queen bees, smaller starter or ‘nucleus’ bee colonies

  • Participating in the honey extraction process 

  • Help maintain beekeeping equipment and facilities 

Requirements:

  • This individual must not be allergic to bees or bee stings

  • Must be able to lift 60lbs repetitively

  • Must be able to live and work in Minnesota from the months of Mid-April - October 

  • Hard working

  • Reliable

  • Trust worthy

  • Team Player

  • Positive Person

  • Drug Free

  • Non Smoking Individual


It’s a plus if:

  • You have prior knowledge of beekeeping 

  • You have a valid and current driver’s license 

  • You have a experience operating a forklift 

  • You are willing to travel to California in March to work for approximately 20-25 days


No H2A applicants accepted at this time; must be valid to work in the United States. 


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