H2-A visas help Minnesota ag employers and workers from around the world

30 Jan 2024


Bruce and Stacy Wilmer have been beekeepers for nearly 40 years, producing honey in Minnesota and providing crop pollination throughout Minnesota and California. Their family business, Wilmer Honey Farms has relied on H2-A workers since 2015.

Stacy Wilmer describes how essential H2-A workers are to their livelihood. “The beekeeping industry has changed as it has become a daily struggle to keep our honeybee colonies alive and healthy. We have had to learn how to manage and medicate our hives to avoid “Colony Collapse” This however takes an extreme amount of man power. The men that we employ through the H2A program provide us with the man power and beekeeping knowledge to help keep our honeybee colonies alive and healthy.”

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