Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
Monthly club meetings and Apiary Days are “paused” until further notice. We’re all in this together; let’s flatten the curve.
If you’re a no-bee / new-bee, it is an exciting but perhaps puzzling time. You’ll want to attend this webinar:
First-Year Colonies: Getting Ready for Bees, this Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 7pm EST.
You may join the Zoom webinar online (recommended so you can see images) at https://msu.zoom.us/j/132431872 or via phone: +1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 132-431-872).
The knowledgeable folks putting on this webinar recommend the supplemental materials: Should You Keep Bees? article and list of recommended resources for beekeepers, found at https://pollinators.msu.edu/resources/beekeepers
If you’re an experienced beekeeper, get that equipment repaired and organized, and take advantage of these knowledge-sharing sessions:
Established Colonies: Early-Season Management (This webinar is intended for beekeepers with overwintered colonies.) Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 7pm EST
Supplemental material: MSU Bee Blog (subscribe for updates)
Established Colonies: Preparing for Swarm Season Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 7pm EST
Supplemental material: Swarms: the biology and control of swarms in northern states article (same article as referenced above)
Questions on webinars? Contact Ana Heck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Questions on anything else bee-related? We’ll try to help — just email us.