Greatest Pollinators on the Planet!

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating more than a  fourth of the foods we eat. Without their exceptional efforts our diets would be pretty bland and much less nutritious.

Loss of healthy food and habitat are largely responsible for the decline of the bee. Here's a few simple steps to help:

1. Grow a diverse selection of nectar and pollen producing plants.

2. Native plants are ideal. Garden plants such as heirloom herbs and perennials are also good options.

3. Include a variety of sizes, shapes and bloom times creating overlap throughout the growing season. Even small patches are helpful.

4. Use Non-GMO seeds and plants that are not treated with pesticides and neonicotinoid insecticides, which can be lethal to bees.

5. Avoid pesticide, insecticide and herbicide use in your garden.

A partial list of some of the bees favorite plants:
Aster, Beebalm, Blazing Star, Cup Plant, Wild Indigo, Fireweed, Goldenrod, Giant Hyssop, Ironweed, Joe Pye Weed, Leadplant, Lobelia, Lupine, Milkweed, New Jersey Tea, Obedient Plant, Penstemon, Prairie Clover, Purple Coneflower, Rattlesnake Master, Spiderwort, Steeplebush, Sunflower, Willow, Basil, Borage, Catmint, Cosmos, Lavender, Oregano, Rosemary, Russian Sage, Spearmint, Squill, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkin, Berries.

May Day

Mademoiselle Miel bee friendly seed bomb bags (contains 5)

one of the seed bombs in action
The bees are in trouble! Without a healthy diet bees will continue to decline which means we're in trouble too. This year we've created bee friendly seed bombs to scatter in a patch of dirt near you. On May 10th we're hosting our first "FEED A BEE" Pop Up Shop where we'll be selling the seed bomb bags and bee friendly plants from our friends at Melon Patch Herbs in Princeton, MN. We'll also have plenty of information from the Xerces Society.

Mother's Day is the perfect time for planting.  All our goods will be wrapped up special and make a great gift for moms. Be sure to stop by May 10th at the Saint Paul Farmer's Market in Lowertown and look for us in the alley behind Golden's Deli from 9am to 1pm. Also, feel free to visit the Honey Kitchen & Showroom on Friday Evenings from 3-9 with questions about the bees and urban beekeeping, and to pick up honey bon-bons of course!

Earth Day

Bees are in trouble! We can help by planting these 5 bee friendly seed bombs and provide them with a beautiful and healthy diet.

• Find a bare patch of dirt (empty lot?)
• Throw bee friendly seed bombs at will.
• Don't worry about watering or weeding your seed bombs, nature is on your side.
• Stop by to see the bees enjoying the beautiful flowers.
• Now doesn't that give you a good feeling?

Organic seeds include: Shasta Daisy, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Wild Cosmos, Sulphur Cosmos, Purple Coneflower, Wild Annual Sunflower, Dwarf Sunspot, Sweet Alyssum, Baby Blue Eyes, Lacy Phacelia, Yellow Prairie Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Black Eyed Susan, African Marigold, Strawberry Clover, Crimson Clover, White Dutch Clover, Zinnia


February 20-22, 2014 Saint Paul will host the Ice Crossed Downhill World Championships, also known as CRASHED ICE. Over a hundred thousand people will attend the amazing event held in front of the Saint Paul Cathedral, also known as our backyard. Mademoiselle Miel will be selling honey hot chocolate in front of the building. Be sure to stop by if you're visiting the "Most Romantic City in the USA"!


A tender love letter written over 100 years ago from my grandfather D.C. to my grandmother Selina demonstrates their affectionate partnership and reflects the gentleness of the era. He signed it, "With love kisses and everything nice, I am your ever loving husband." The letter is displayed in our shop window so stop any time and see the beautiful penmanship, read the transcription in its entirety, and discover more about D.C. and Selina and perhaps about love.

The Essence of Romance

Legend has it that Cupid dipped his love arrows in honey before aiming at unsuspecting lovers. Surely Cupid would approve of Mademoiselle Miel's Valentine's Day honey bon-bon collection. Classic Rooftop and two new flavors, Rare Rose and Lemon Zest, blend his favorite love nectar with powerful oils and encapsulates them in 100% Italian chocolate. Together the three make up a perfectly romantic trio for Valentine's Day.

To make the Rare Rose honey bon-bons, Mademoiselle Miel combines Saint Paul rooftop honey with 100% pure therapeutic grade rose oil derived from the Damask Rose of Bulgaria. It takes as much as two and a half dozen roses to get a single drop! The oil is nearly impossible to obtain and was only found after an exhausting search. Given the known aphrodisiac qualities of rose, what could say love more perfectly?

In addition to romance, love brings happiness, which can also be found in Mademoiselle Miel's Lemon Zest honey bon-bons. Made by mixing Saint Paul rooftop honey with the fresh zest of organic lemons and the purest lemon oil sourced from Italy. This oil is sometimes referred to as "liquid sunshine" due to it's mood lifting qualities. The Lemon Zest honey bon-bons have a fresh and elevating citrus flavor and are perfectly paired with the rich chocolate.

For the finishing touch, stop by our Honey Kitchen & Showroom or shop online and select a personal sentiment for the interior tissue. A sweeter gift would be hard to find.

Praising Pioneer Press

Nick Woltman created a wonderful article for the Pioneer Press to start off the New Year!
"The Minneapolis-St Paul skyline . . ." a must read.