Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Conference
Registration is open for the MBA Spring Conference at the Kellogg Center, Michigan State University in East Lansing. The schedule is available by clicking here. Registration is available by clicking here. HABA will not be meeting in March, so think about attending this informative conference.
NEED BEES? - Now is the time to place your orders for packages if you will be starting new or expanding your apiary this spring. Here are some resources to get you started:
Don Lam Bees (Holland, MI) http://donlambees.com/package-bees-order-form-2018-2/
AWS bees (Swarz Creek, MI) http://www.awsbeesllc.com/index.html (Italian, Carniolan and Saskatraz packages, 2 and 3 lb)
IF YOU ARE ORDERING BEES FROM AWS/DAVE ANTHONY, WE MAY BE ORGANIZING A GROUP PICKUP FOR HOLLAND AREA BEEKEEPERS. One or two members will pick up packages/queens in Swartz Creek and arrange for pickup in the Holland area. Those placing orders will reimburse drivers for gas. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, email email@example.com
Northern Bee Network (listings of those selling local nucs and queens) http://northernbeenetwork.org/#buy-local-bees
NEWBEES who missed out on Bee School...
(and even if you go to Bee School) the Ohio State Beekeepers have provided a series of videos that will fill in the gaps, as well as provide a handy reminder when you forget what to do next. Visit the site and all of the (currently 34!) Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program online videos (click the blue text to the left or copy this url into your browser - http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org)/beekeeping_class)
Upcoming HABA board meetings:
Consider attending to find out what is happening behind the scenes at HABA and take the opportunity voice your interests or concerns.
HABA board meetings are open to the public. You are welcome to come to a meeting and just listen, or bring up an issue of concern regarding the club or beekeeping in West Michigan that warrants consideration by the board or the club in general. If you wish to add an item to the board agenda, you should do so at least a week in advance by sending an email detailing your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minutes from recent board meetings are available by clicking here.