Holland Area Beekeepers Association meets monthly April through November at the Grand Valley State University Meijer Campus, 515 S. Waverly Rd. Holland, Michigan. Arrive to mingle at 6:30 pm. Announcements and presentations begin at 7:00, followed by small group gatherings where newbees can discuss their beekeeping questions with more experienced beekeepers. The gathering ends at 9:00 pm.
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We provide encouragement and support for those who are new to keeping honeybees, those who are interested but not necessarily intending to keep bees, as well as experienced beekeepers. Monthly meetings feature a presentation on a topic that is relevant to beekeepers. There will be time before and after these presentations to pose questions and share ideas with your fellow bee enthusiasts.

There is no charge for membership

Our next meeting will be April 14 at 7 pm.

Meetings are held at the GVSU Meijer campus. Details on topics and speakers for upcoming meetings will be forthcoming.

Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Conference

Ottawa Conservation District annual meeting: Power of the Pollinators

When : March 17, 6-8 pm

Where : Hemlock Crossings Nature Center, 8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, MI 49460

What : The Power of Pollinators will highlight the importance of pollinators in many facets of everyday life and the value of native plants and trees in creating viable habitat for pollinators.

Keynote speaker Meghan Milbrath of Michigan State University has been keeping bees for over 25 years. In addition to conducting research and extension service for honey bees and other pollinators, she coordinates the Michigan Pollinator Initiative and manages the Sand Hill apiary in Munith, Michigan. There she keeps bees and raises queens, and is restoring 28 acres into pollinator habitat.

Meghan has been a frequent speaker at Holland Area Beekeepers meetings.


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Holland Area Beekeepers Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations made to the club are tax-deductible and can be processed simply through PayPal using your PayPal account or credit card.  We are grateful for the generosity of our benefactors in supporting our organizational and programming goals. You may donate by clicking here

Problem bees? If you are looking for someone to remove a swarm (a large clump of honeybees hanging from a tree or other surface in your yard) or a cutout (Honeybees living in the walls of your home or other building) click here to access our swarm list, which includes three licensed contractors who can do cutouts with necessary repairs. Most beekeepers will capture a swarm for the benefit of acquiring the colony, but cutouts require skills that will incur a fee by the contractor.

Do you have questions about beekeeping or our bee club? Email us at members@hollandbees.

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