Our October meeting will be held on
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 7-9 pm
SUSTAINABLE NORTHERN BEEKEEPING USING LATE SEASON NUCS - Never buy bees again!
presented by Meghan Milbrath, Ph.D.
In this talk we cover a management strategy that can help beekeepers get off the treadmill of buying bees every year. We discuss how to make replacement colonies and expansion from within your operation, so you can be self-sufficient.
Meghan Milbrath is an academic specialist in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. She is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator initiative, a program started at MSU to address concerns related to pollinators and pollination, and understand the threats and solutions for bees in Michigan.
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The October Kalamazoo Bee club meeting will feature Ross Conrad who will discuss Apitherapy – Healing and Health With Products From the Hive.
October 9 at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Honeybee and hive products have historically played a large role in disease care and prevention. Today science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Ross will cover the healing properties of Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Honeybee Venom.
HABA local queen rearing interest group
The HABA Queen Interest Group formed in September 2018 as a group of individuals who were interested in raising local hardy queens.
It is our hope that we can improve the genetics of our local bees through education and promotion of locally sustainable methods of beekeeping. A significant piece of this initiative involves breeding queens that are adapted to survive the challenges Michigan’s northern climate.
Stay tuned for monthly updates on the progress of the interest group. If you are interested in being on the queen rearing interest group email list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested but not sure what queen rearing involves? Here are a few links to check out the particulars: