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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.

Education

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


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