Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club

We are here for the purpose of educating people about beekeeping, supporting beekeepers, and to provide bee-related services to the greater Kalamazoo area community. The Kalamazoo Bee Club is an open club—anyone can be a member and no membership fee or dues are collected. We provide education through monthly programs (generally in the form of an educational presentation), field-days during the non-winter months at the club apiary, and our annual Bee School.

Next Club Meeting

Wednesday, June 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Nature Center | 7000 North Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo (map)
Sheldon Schwitek | Record Keeping AND Swarms & Splits

This month is a double header — Sheldon will be presenting on two important topics:

  • Record keeping — probably not one of the “sexist” subjects in beekeeping and most beekeepers that I know struggle with it. Keeping good records may be one of the most important things you can do as a beekeeper.
  • Splits and Swarms — It’s that time of year. Trees and plants are blooming, the bees are busy and with so much food the colony is growing fast. It is a tricky time, balancing the growth of the colony without leaving them too much room.

See the Club Meetings for more information about our monthly club meeting schedule. Kalamazoo Bee Club meetings are free and open to the public.

2015 Field Days

We are up and running with a full schedule of field days at the Club Apiary. These are hands-on (or off, if you prefer) opportunities to learn more about beekeeping. Check out the Field Days/Club Apiary page for the dates, topics and directions to get there!