Heroes to Hives

Beekeeping Conference

1st Annual Gathering for Military Service Members

June 27- 28, 2024 

Hosted at the

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Community development and fellowship are key drivers of the Heroes to Hives program and in June 2024, Heroes to Hives will be hosting our first national conference at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Join Us!

Thursday, June 27

4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 28

8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This event will bring 200 veterans from all over the US to engage in a 2-day conference and field day hosted at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN. Attendees will gain valuable training and have the opportunity to build bonds with fellow service members from around the country who share their passion for national service and supporting honey bees.

This conference will provide adult education sessions and we welcome participants 18 years of age and older. While the event is for participants 18+, there is plenty to do at the arboretum if your family joins the journey.



3675 Arboretum Dr.,

Chaska, MN 55318


  • Community Connections
  • Resource Mixer - Thursday Night
  • Reconnecting with friends
  • Discover a new mission
  • Learn about new programs, research and opportunities with Heroes to Hives
  • Expert Education - Friday
  • Opportunity to visit the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Be part of the 1st Annual Heroes to Hives Conference
  • 1st Annual Conference Swag Bag
  • Support the improvement of future Heroes to Hives events


Thursday, June 27

Adam Ingrao PhD,

Heroes to Hives Co-Founder

Friday, June 28

Marla Spivak PhD,

University of Minnesota

SESSION PRE-REGISTRATION: Due to space limitations for a select number of sessions, you will be asked during registration if you want to pre-register for the specific session. Only select one option, as they run simultaneously. Pre-registration is for two sessions; Value Added Food Product and Honey Extraction (runs twice).

If you choose to pre-register for a session on the registration page, only select one option.



Together, we make a difference.

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This work is supported by the Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans grant, award no. 2021-77028-35274 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.