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.
EARLY FIELD DAY: Assembling Equipment
Sunday, MARCH 29 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The Gibbs House (WMU) | 3403 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo, MI (map)
(overflow parking at Asylum Lake parking off of Parkview)
People who would like to participate and help assemble equipment should dress for the weather, as we will be working in an unheated space. Please bring a hammer, if you can, as we will be assembling much of the equipment by hand. If time allows we will also be painting equipment.
Next Club Meeting
Tuesday, APRIL 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Westwood Fire Station | 1310 Nichols Road, Kalamazoo (map)
Charlotte Hubbard | New Bee Start-up
So you’ve got bees coming . . . soon! Is the apiary ready? Are you ready? We’ll briefly review apiary preparations and then focus on installation of your new bees This will be followed by an overview of critical early-season checks to gauge how things are progressing as your bees begin to build up. Charlotte Hubbard will cover how to protect your investment and optimize your chances of success with a lively, fast-paced presentation, complete with a comprehensive handout. This meeting is essential for “newbees” and a helpful review for all.
See the Club Meetings for more information about our monthly club meeting schedule. Kalamazoo Bee Club meetings are free and open to the public.