The Michigan Beekeepers AssociatioN
Membership in the Michigan Beekeepers Association supports Michigan bees and beekeepers. When you become a member of the Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA), you are joining the oldest continuously operating agricultural organization in the state of Michigan, and one of the oldest beekeeping clubs in the country.
Problem and Unwanted Bees
SWARM REMOVAL and Cut-out CONTACT LISTs
Lists of beekeepers who can remove swarms or colonies for you.
If you aren't sure what you have, please check out our page on Unwanted Bees (link at left).
Keep Your Bees Safe from Bears
Keep Yogi out of your bee yard!
Bear fence plans from the Michigan DNR and Scientific Beekeeping.
Beekeeping Workshops and Webinars from MSU
BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP IN LANSING, MI - June 6, 2023 6:00PM – 7:30PM MSU Pollinator Performance Center, 4090 College Rd, Lansing, MI 48910
HEROES TO HIVES WORKSHOP IN LANSING, MI - June 6, 2023 4:00PM – 5:00PM Michigan State University Pollinator Performance Center, 4090 College Rd, Bldg #0470E, Lansing, MI 48910
MAKING NUCS - HOLLAND AREA BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION'S MEETING - June 8, 2023 6:30PM – 8:30PM Howard Miller Community Center, 14 S. Church St, Zeeland, MI 49464
A refuge for pollinators: A case study of establishing large-scale pollinator habitat on marginal farmland using federal funds
Heather Chapman and Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology - September 27, 2022
Establishing a pollinator refuge through the National Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program in southern Michigan.
There are many ways to support pollinator health by planting flowers. This case study provides one example of establishing pollinator habitat in southern Michigan by participating in the National Resource Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
2022 MBA Fall Conference Review
Once again, MBA hosted a fall conference that did not disappoint. On October 22, beekeepers trekked to Muskegon, where Orchard View High School was transformed from a place to educate teens to an agglomeration of all things bee. MBA VP AJ Menefee and the Muskegon Bee Club worked their tails off to make it all happen.
Those in attendance broadened their beekeeping horizons with excellent lectures and activities, kibitzed with old friends and colleagues and made new ones. It was everything we’ve come to expect from a conference and only one iota of re-living high school.