Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
The Kalamazoo Bee Club provides beekeeping education, support, and bee-related services to the greater Kalamazoo area. The Kalamazoo Bee Club is an open club—anyone can be a member; 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.
Kalamazoo Bee School
Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 8:30 am -5 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Sam Comfort worked for several years in commercial beekeeping across the country before starting Anarchy Apiaries in 2005. Through breeding queens from hardy survivor stock, the mission is to 1) make more beehives than there are televisions, and 2) have a good time, all the time (with bees). Anarchy Apiaries runs around 1000 hives and 500 mating nucs on the permaculture principal of minimal input; no treatments, minimal feeding, and homemade hives in New York and Florida. Through teaching self-contained, self-reliant beekeeping, we hope to make it more affordable, approachable, and enjoyable, as well as bring the means of production back to the beekeeper.
Bee School has something for everyone, whether you are a new or experienced beekeeper. There is a “beginners” track to help new beekeepers and those thinking about being a beekeeper. We also have sessions geared toward intermediate and advanced beekeepers. Our speakers have years of experience and come from various areas within and outside of Michigan. This is a great opportunity to network and learn from fellow beekeepers There will also be a number of vendors present who will have equipment available for sale and will be taking bee orders.
Visit the Bee School page of our website for more details.