About the Holland Area Beekeepers Association

HABA gathers together experienced beekeepers and ‘new-bees’ for information exchange and networking. Meetings are held 2-3 times per year, usually in a local beekeeper’s bee-yard, and members bring their innovations, successes and failures, questions and answers to share. We also share/sell/trade used bee equipment and generally have lots of fun.

New area beekeepers as well as wanna-bees who have not yet gotten started are welcome.

For information, contact Don Lam, club secretary, at djl2003@juno.com. Website questions can be directed to hollandbees@gmail.com.


9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris W. on March 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Hi I’m hoping to start a backyard hive this spring. I need to buy everything, including the bees. I want to raise the bees naturally (no pesticides, antibiotics etc). I’m wondering if there is a good place in the west MI area to buy used equipment and also to buy bees from?



    • Hi Chris–

      Tried to email you, but I’m new at this and couldn’t figure it out! So here’s what Don Lam said:

      suggested in my note that he contact Perry Newenhouse at
      616.772.9157 for the equipment. I could send an order blank if I had his email.

      Don sells bees – see the sidebar on our home page. Send him an email!


    • Posted by Randy Meekhof on January 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

      try grover thompson


  2. Posted by Mark on April 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    How do we Contact the club? when is there an open meeting?


    • Hi Mark–

      Sorry for the delay in replying. The club’s meetings are open – next one is May 18. I will add you to the emailing list!–Mary


  3. Posted by Janna on May 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    My husband and I are also planning on coming to the meeting. I haven’t been able to locate the address though. Can you get me an address or directions? Thank you!


  4. Posted by Janna on May 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    oops, nevermind. Just found the update with the address. Sorry!


  5. Posted by Jo Anne Moe on June 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I was at the meeting this past Tuesday, June 15. I really liked the “Bee Balls” that were served and wondered if I could please get the recipe. Many thanks for Jack and Jean Tomanica for bringing me!!! My husband and I went ot to their place today and watched him split a hive, and watch inspection of other hives. They are very giving folks of their time and knowledge and it was so cool.


  6. Posted by Jennie on June 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I just received a nuc and when I went to install it I realized it was for a deep super and all I have are shallows. So i stacked two shallow supers and installed the 5 frames in same order they were in the nuc and then I put my remaining frames on either side of them. My plan is to install the remaining shallow frames where they will fit on the bottom shallow super. I checked on the bees today (two weeks after I got them) and they hadn’t started to move to the outer frames yet. How often should I check before I add the remaining frames.


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