Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
There is (thank goodness) lots of interest in honey bees and other pollinators. Whether you’re a potential beekeeper, a pollinator enthusiast, or an experienced beekeeper looking to improve practices, there’s something for you at our annual bee school. (Click to purchase tickets. Early-bee pricing still available.) School is February 15, at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
There are lots of bee schools, but there’s only one Dr. Jim Tew. He’s a delightful, engaging and incredibly knowledgeable speaker, who will be sharing fascinating insights into honey bees throughout the day. He’ll be joined by a swarm of other exceptional speakers on topics from botany to bee biology to safety and queen rearing, along with quality vendors from whom you can purchase bees, supplies and equipment.
We have reserved room blocks at two area hotels. Call 269.353.6400 to reserve a room at the Fairfield Kalamazoo West; click here to book at a special rate at TownePlace Suites Kalamazoo. There’s a big hockey tournament in Kalamazoo the same weekend, so rooms may be scarce. The special rates are available through the end of January.
You’ll find more details on our Bee School Info page, including the most recent schedule.
A big thank you to the following organizations, businesses, and individuals for their generous financial support of 2019’s Kalamazoo Bee School: