Chris Schad

Beekeeper and Master Naturalist

Rochester, MN

Chris is a certified Master Naturalist, sits on the Olmsted County Parks commission, and is a past president of the SE Minnesota Beekeepers Association. Several years ago he restored a portion of his home property to native prairie, and shortly after that began keeping bees. He currently manages honeybees on his rural Rochester, MN property plus on other sites in the region. He is co-founder and president of The Bee Shed LLC, which produces and sells honey through regional stores, sells beekeeping supplies to beekeepers, and teaches beginner beekeeping courses in several communities in the region.

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