Bee School 2014
How to prepare your hives for winter has to be the very most controversial topic in all beekeeping. This is the place where the saying, "Ask ten beekeepers a question and you get 11 answers because by the time you get around the circle the first one changed his mind" is most true. The bottom line is that there are a few factors you must prepare for, how you choose to do it may vary.
1. Start with healthy, strong bees.
2. Make sure you leave enough food on the hive for winter.
3. Make sure there is adequate ventilation to prevent build up of moisture.
4. Protect the hive from mice and other animals that may harm it over the winter.
The Kalamazoo Bee Club website will soon only be accessed by the kalamazoobeeclub.org domain name. Please adjust your browser to reflect this so you can still find us!!
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.