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Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association

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



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

Speaker Highlights:

**Cory StevensWhy Virgin Queens are the Best**

**Jamie Walters, President of the Ohio Beekeepers AssociationSpring Splits and Backyard Queen rearing**

**Declan Schroeder from Marla Spivak’s LabThe latest research on virus resistance in honey bees**

2024 SEMBA Spring Conference

2024 Spring Conference - Vendor/Exhibitor Registration

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.

2024 SEMBA Spring Conference - Hall Of Knowledge

If you are a SEMBA member and are interested in volunteering, please register at the link below. If you have questions, please email volunteer@sembabees.org

2024 Spring Conference - Volunteer Registration


Education

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

Limited space is still available at both Tollgate and Bowers locations! Register at the link below!

Registration for 2024 Classes



Membership

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.

Swarm Removal 

The SEMBA swarm list is posted at the link below. For any questions or concerns you can contact SEMBA at sembabees.info@gmail.com