Anyone can buy some bees and become a bee "haver". To become a beekeeper, you must make a commitment to study and learn all you can about caring for and taking care of your bees and their products.
We at the Southeast Michigan Beekeepers' Association (SEMBA) offer a bee school that starts in April and finishes in October. During this time, we usually meet every other Sunday in the bee yard to examine the hives and teach our students how to keep them thriving.
The following are pictures taken a throughout the year: