Get Connected with the Kalamazoo Bee Club
Now that 2014 Bee School is in the books, you need to put into practice all that information. It is always easier to keep bees with a second person. If you don't have a beekeeping partner, you will need to find someone to help mentor you. Our March meeting will focus on pairing up those needing mentors with those willing to mentor. We will also discuss what a mentoring relationship is and isn't and how to be a good mentor and a good mentee (is that a word?). The meeting will be Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. In April our monthly meeting will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, also at 6:30 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. We will demonstrate how to install packages and nucs and talk about opening your overwintered hives. Our field days at the club apiary will begin in April or early May when our package bees arrive and we open the overwintered hive. Make sure you are signed up for the email list so you get notifications of the field days. The first few will be scheduled on short notice, then we will have them regularly scheduled on Saturdays once a month at 1:00 pm at the club apiary, located at 1327 108th Ave. Otsego, MI 49078. The schedule is listed on the "Coming Events" page. Check out the club apiary journals to see what we have done in the past.
Welcome to the Kalamazoo Bee Club
The Kalamazoo Bee Club is a relatively new Bee Club, but with some deep beekeeping roots in the area. We are here for the purpose of educating people who want to keep bees, to support those who already keep bees, and also to provide services to the public such as sources of local honey and beekeepers willing to collect swarms. As a new club, we are growing and hoping to discover better and better ways to meet the needs of those who are involved both in the club and in the community. Currently we have people attending our programs from all over Southwest Michigan, as well as some who travel much further. We hope to learn from feedback from those who attend meetings or use our services how we can even better serve the communities in which we live and keep bees. Please take time to explore all the resources available here on our website. We are constantly trying to make information more relevant and accessible, so please feel free to give us comments and suggestions through our "contact us" page.