Welcome to SEMBA

Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association

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Who We Are

    SINCE 1934, WE HAVE BEEN EDUCATING AND HELPING BEEKEEPERS WITH THEIR HOBBY.



Membership

Membership is open to anyone interested in beekeeping and connecting with local Michigan beekeepers.

Meetings are on the 3rd Sunday of every Month - Currently held Online due to COVID Restrictions.

Education

Beekeeping  School is a nine month course introducing you to the biology of the honey bee, sustainable beekeeping practices, and honey extraction


Reporting a swarm of honey bees 

Thousands of honey bees have just invaded your property or adjacent area and have now settled in a large clump on a tree, a fence or on some other object. The mass of bees, called a swarm, may be as small as a softball or larger than a basket ball. You may feel terrified and think that your family is in great danger and you want them removed as soon as possible. The following questions and answers may help you understand the nature of swarming, how to remove the problem and also help a beekeeper save the honeybees.

BEES IN THE WALL or tree

Every year beekeepers are called upon to give advice regarding the removal of honey bees (and other insect pests) from homes and buildings. Such advice is difficult to give because each case requires first hand information, and no two responses are alike.

The following information is designed to give guidance about what needs to be done to accomplish honey bee nest removal and what considerations should be given when choosing a course of action.

Swarm Removal Contact List

2021 Calendar year swarm list has been posted at the link below. For any questions or concerns you can contact SEMBA at sembabees.info@gmail.com


Semba T-Shirts for Sale 

 SEMBA T-Shirts are available for sale at our online store.

Online Store



Books to Read

Beekeeping information available on the web is detailed and thorough. Virtually anything you can wish to learn about beekeeping is out there, on some website, somewhere! But many of us here retain an enjoyment of the tactile turning of physical pages when reading a good book. 

Books To Read


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