Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
We provide beekeeping education, support, and bee-related services to the greater Kalamazoo area. We’re 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 apiaries, and our annual Bee School.
Summer has been slow in getting here, but nothing suggests summer like a picnic and ice cream. Please join us at the Michigan Beekeeper’s Association Summer Picnic June 29, at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, DeLano Homestead. FREE! There will be doorprizes, activities for the kiddos (of all ages), and weather permitting–the opportunity to get into a few hives with the Kalamazoo Bee Club. You’ll need to bring a dish to pass, but everything else is free. But, we need you to register so we know how much ice cream and table service is needed. Click here to register for the fun! Thanks!
Also, check out the Kalamazoo Valley Museum‘s extensive bee offerings going on all summer. The kid-focused exhibit is fabulous interactive fun, and Lad Hanka’s bee-assisted art is stunning.
July Monthly Meeting – Wednesday 10th @ 6:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Post summer solstice, the apiary management focus changes. Mite management remains in the forefront of course, but there are other things to do to help your darlings be in the best shape for overwintering success … yes, even in summer.
Kathleen Prough, Indiana’s Apiary Inspector, will be joining us to discuss summer hive health / management. Hope you can join us.
A big thank you to the following organizations, businesses, and individuals for their generous financial support of this year’s Kalamazoo Bee School: