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 April meeting has been cancelled

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, Grand Valley State University is closing its facilities through April, with all classes being held electronically through April and beyond. The meeting room we use at the Meijer Campus will not be available for our April meeting. As events unfold, we will keep you posted through this newsletter and the website as to the likelihood of a meeting in May.


Mentorship

APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN HABA'S GROUP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM....

We are ready to start collecting information to set up local mentoring groups for our members in Ottawa, Allegan, western Kent and southern Muskegon counties

Please be patient as this is totally new territory for us! We are grateful for the wealth of information shared with the Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers and Meghan Milbrath that facilitated this initiative so far.

  • For a detailed explanation of the program, click here.
  • To complete the Google Form application, click here

If you have any questions about the program, please email webmaster@hollandbees.org.

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DONATE!
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.

If you have concerns or suggestions regarding the website, email webmaster@hollandbees.org