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.
October Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 6:30
at the Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Everything You Need to Know about Wintering
with Joel Lantz
Marquette-based beekeeper, founder of the Superior Beekeeping Club, and MBA UP representative Joel Lantz will speak on overwintering in the far North Country. Although retired from the world of everyday work, he continues to follow his passion for education by spending his time raising, learning and teaching all things bee. When not immersed in this 30 year pursuit, he spends time in the woods, making rustic furniture and chasing his grandkids – the next generation of beekeepers. His presentation would not be complete without a viewing of a short video – Witness: Why I Am A Beekeeper, a peek at his one of a kind Hive House and a bit of bee advocacy.
Bee School 2017
Save the Date! Saturday, February 19, 2017
Organizers are busy pulling all the details together for this year’s Kalamazoo Bee School. Mark your calendars and join us at Kalamazoo Valley Community College for a full day of beekeeping education. There is something offered for everyone — from the “new bee” to the advanced beekeeper! This year’s Keynote Speaker is Michale Palmer who will be speaking on “The Sustainable Apiary.” Follow this link to learn more about Kalamazoo Bee School 2017.