Local Beekeeper at ArtPrize
Ladislav Hanka is a local artist and beekeeper who is entering an exhibit at this year's ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids in Septmember. This is what Lad has to say about his artwork: "I have a new body of artwork involving bees that is going into the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art during Artprize, making it both local in nature and a timely matter.
I've been placing my etchings into bee hives to collaborate with the bees and those many bee collaborations will go into a Great Wall of Bees. I'll also be having live bees in the exhibit (behind glass as well as in demonstration hives) which makes the museum a fairly gutsy bunch who listen to artists more than just actuaries - to their ever lasting credit.
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.