2024 SEMBA Spring Conference
March 16, 2024
Location: Wayne County Community College District,
Ted Scott Campus, Belleville MI
Time: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Honeybees & Pollinators - Beginning & Advanced Beekeeping - Pollinator Gardens
Exhibits - Family Friendly Event - National Speakers
Admission is Free but you must register to attend due to limited space
**Cory Stevens: Why Virgin Queens are the Best**
**Jamie Walters, President of the Ohio Beekeepers Association: Spring Splits and Backyard Queen rearing**
**Declan Schroeder from Marla Spivak’s Lab: The latest research on virus resistance in honey bees**
This year we are having a special area called "The Hall of Knowledge." The Hall of knowledge provides you with a table and a space where you can promote your club or service. We are looking for beekeeping clubs, gardening clubs, foraging groups, mushroom hunters, wildlife rescue and just about anything connected with the natural world.
The Hall of knowledge is for informational purposes only. Just bring your promotional materials and start networking.
If you are a SEMBA member and are interested in volunteering, please register at the link below. If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Membership is open to anyone interested in beekeeping and connecting with local Michigan beekeepers.
Reporting a swarm
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 questions and answers in the link below 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.