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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.


 MBA Fall Conference 

Doherty Hotel

604 N McEwan St

Clare, MI 48617

Join Michigan Beekeepers Association and the Michigan State University Apiculture Team for the pre-conference webinars.

Registration is Open!

Cybil Preston -  October 2, 2023 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Dr. Katie Lee - October 11, 2023 7:00PM - 8:30PM

MBA Pre-Conference Webinar Speaker Bios and  Registration

MBA Fall Conference Vendor Table Registration

MBA Fall Conference Registration

Beekeeping Workshops and Webinars from MSUU

Upcoming Events

Michigan Honey Festival

While the lower half of the state had a torrential down pour, the Michigan Honey Festival was blessed with clear sky’s, making for a delightful couple of days in mid July and a fantastic gathering of old time beekeepers, new and wanna bees. Literally hundreds of coloring books and seed packets were distributed, much equipment picked up minus the shipping cost and friendships rekindled.

Problem and Unwanted Bees

If you have a swarm hanging in your tree or a colony living in your wall, you may need a beekeeper!  Many beekeepers will remove swarms. Some will do cut-outs. Not sure what the difference is? Or even if your "bees" are honey bees? Click below for more information.


Lists of beekeepers who can remove swarms or colonies for you. 

Swarm Removal


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.

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.

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