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.
CANCELED due to bad weather : Apiary day on Sat., November 10th, 1:00-3:00 pm
Next Club meeting is on: Wed., November 14th at 6:30 pm
- Our guest speaker will be Sheldon Schwitek who will talk to us about “More Than Honey!!!”What? Honey Bees make more than Honey?…Honeybees give us honey. We all know that but people can only eat so much honey! Did you know that there are other things that the bees can provide to a beekeeper? Beeswax, Pollen and Propolis are additional resources that a beekeeper can utilize and make additional value added products from. Salves & lotions, lip balm, lotion bars and health related products will be discussed, sampled and demoed.Join us in this fascinating presentation and the last Club’s meeting of the year!
This year’s Kalamazoo Bee School will be held on Saturday, January 26. The annual Kalamazoo Bee School strives to raise awareness and share knowledge on sustainable beekeeping and industry best practices. This is achieved by a series of presentations and networking between beginner and well-seasoned beekeepers as well as vendors of equipment and supplies.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Meghan Milbrath.
Visit our Bee School page for more details and to register.