Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
The Kalamazoo Bee Club provides beekeeping education, support, and bee-related services to the greater Kalamazoo area. The Kalamazoo Bee Club is 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 apiary, and our annual Bee School.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m
Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo
Managing Spring Hive for Swarms and Splits
with Mike Risk
Talk 1 – Spring Inspections and Swarm Management
Talk 2 – Making Splits
Mike Risk is currently the President of the Center of Michigan Beekeepers club and has been a hobbyist and sideline beekeeper for 32 years. Mike’s interest in beekeeping began when he discovered bees in the walls of a farmhouse he bought in Eaton County all those years ago. These days he concentrates his efforts on raising queens, which are acclimated to the Michigan climate and disease resistant to today’s pests and maladies plaguing honey bees. Mike and his wife Sidney live on a small farm near Laingsburg, MI where they have large gardens, and chickens, raise bees and sell honey.