If you’ve thought about beekeeping and didn’t know where to start, then this is the place to be. Find out what’s needed, where to get your bees and equipment, what it costs, what to expect, and meet and talk to local beekeepers. Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding hobby, and of course there’s the honey! Class size is limited, so sign up soon!
School will be held in Holland at
Grand Valley State University
515 S. Waverly Road, Holland, MI
Date: February 9, 2013
Time: Check in at 8:30AM
Class starts at: 9:00 AM
Ends around 3:00 PM
Q&A after the class with experienced beekeepers
Lunch is provided.
Wicwas Press will be there with an array of books for sale, other vendors selling bee products & equipment are expected as well.
Cost: $35 for adults, children 12 and under are $12.
(thanks again to the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association for hosting our registration)
Please check this web page in case of bad weather cancellation.
(corrected post 11/14/13 to fix end time, add full address, and cancellation info)
HABA member Sara Fiorenzo has asked that we share her latest project: She’s developing a CSApiary! CSA’s, as you no doubt know, are subscription services that link local farmers directly with customers. Sara’s CSApiary (Community Supported) bee hive project plans to include at least 10 bee hives and produce over 300 pounds of organic honey for its subscribers.
She’s posted her project on Kickstarter for startup funds. Here’s the link. This project will only be funded if at least $9,000 is pledged by Sunday February 10, 10:33am EST. Go Sara!
This just in From Jerry Catana via Don Lam, especially for those who remember Kristine Jacobson’s apitheraphy talk at a past HABA Winter Banquet:
APITHERAPY DAY IN OHIO
DATE: Saturday February 16, 2013
TIME: 8:00/8:30 am – 4:30 pm
PLACE: Pittsfield Township Hall, State Road 303 at Ohio Route 58,n, David Richmond and Jerry Catana.
The program is free (donations are accepted). There will be a pot luck lunch, bring a dish to pass.
This is the best one day program about apitherapy that I know of. There are over 110 years of experience between the speakers.
Come and learn about the health benefits of apitherapy.
For more information contact:
Jerry Catana 586-463-2325
Kristine Jacobson 616-454-9119
Donald Downs 440-647-2483
ALSO VISIT www.apitherapy.blogspot.com and www.apitherapy.org
According to Dr. Alyssa Crittenden, honey has been part of the human diet for a long, long time. For more information, check out her post
Alyssa Crittenden: How honey helped to make us human….
If you have excess beeswax or honey, Mike Gardner wants to talk to you! He can be reached in Zeeland at 616.875.2238.
Anne Marie Fauvel stepped up to volunteer for the MBA Region 4 representative. Anne Marie has started the bee club at GVSU and has been in bees for about two years. Thanks, Anne Marie!
Don Lam has sent the following request:
Needed: A person to serve on the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Board of Directors as the representative of District 4. District 4 covers Ottawa County and several counties north.
Primary responsibilities include: representing this part of the state on the MBA board being a “go to” person for questions from the public and other beekeepers on this side of the state.
- one year as a beekeeper
- a telephone
- a friendly smile
- a little bit of time to share for the good of beekeeping
Please contact Don Lam at 616.886.1116 right away if you are interested in this very important position or need more info. It would be great if HABA could fill the spot. The appointment will be made at the fall meeting on October 6. If two people should step forward, an election would be held.