The following MHPA members have been recipients of the Beekeeper of the Year award. This award is presented each year during the MHPA Annual Convention in recognition of contributions to the beekeeping industry.
 
  • 2006 Fred Holte, Moorhead

  • 2007 Ray Nicholson, Walker

  • 2008 Dwight Hull, St. Cloud

  • 2009 Darrell & Kathy Jo Rufer, St. Cloud

  • 2010 David Sundberg, Mankato

  • 2011 David Ellingson, Detroit Lakes

  • 2012 Roger Olson, Duluth

  • 2013 Dale Bauer, Walker

  • 2014 Conrad Leggat, St. Cloud

  • 2015 Rand and Joey Honl, Alexandria 

  • 2016 Gary and Jeri Honl, Winthrop