Tour our solar garden and apiary

On June 20, Connexus Energy members are invited to tour our pollinator-friendly community solar garden – the first solar array in the country to house a bee apiary.

Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a short and sweet presentation inside our community rooms by Bolton Bees, one of Minnesota’s most successful beekeepers. The tour will then move outside to our solar garden (rain or shine) where there will be plenty of opportunities to see the hives up close and have your questions answered. And, you’ll be able to get a taste of the solar honey right from the hive.

Solar Garden & Apiary Tour

June 20, 2018
1:00 p.m.
At Connexus Energy
14601 Ramsey Blvd., Ramsey MN 55303

What is Solar Honey?

It’s honey From pollinator-friendly solar arrays
Bees and other pollinators (butterflies, native bees, etc.) are in serious need of healthy habitat. Providing healthy habitat is one of the greatest responses we can do to help them. Solar honey promotes the productive use of land under and around ground-mounted solar panels. Typically, that land is covered with turf grass or gravel. Now, imagine if all solar arrays were pollinator-friendly?

About Bolton Bees

Bolton Bees is a family-owned, first-generation business established in 2014. Travis and Chiara Bolton have been beekeeping for 10 years.Their goal is to be a source of local bees and location-specific honey within the Midwest Region.
Bees develop traits according to their surroundings. Here in Minnesota, non-migratory beekeepers need their bees to survive the long cold winters.  The bees the Boltons sell have undergone a rigorous selection process– creating Queens that are Minnesota-hardy, hygienic, and pleasantly tempered. They locate our apiaries in carefully selected properties throughout Minnesota, each of which offers a diverse range of natural healthy food sources. This makes Bolton Bees honey delicious and unique.