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.

Next Club Meeting

bee hives in winterTuesday, SEPTEMBER 8 | 6:30 p.m.
Westwood Fire Station | 1310 Nichols Road, Kalamazoo (map)
Tim Ives | Winterizing

Tim Ives will be presenting a success story of his current winterizing practices. This is a discussion you will not want to miss. He altered his winterizing preparations in 2007. Before 2007 he and others in the mid-section of our state were experiencing 30% losses with some 60-70% losses each winter. His losses now are about 8%! Something we would all like to see in our apiaries! Join us for Tim’s presentation and Q&A.

See the Club Meetings for more information about our monthly club meeting schedule. Kalamazoo Bee Club meetings are free and open to the public.

2015 Field Days

We are up and running with a full schedule of field days at the Club Apiary. These are hands-on (or off, if you prefer) opportunities to learn more about beekeeping. Check out the Field Days/Club Apiary page for the dates, topics and directions to get there!