Placeholder for the December Meeting. Specific times and agenda will be posted later.
Raise your own queens! Get off the package treadmill!
Increase your understanding of bee biology.
SEMBA QUEEN REARING 101
(For third year or more experienced beekeepers only)
Hands on class includes diverse queen rearing techniques:
*cutting out swarm cells
*setting up basic starter/finisher colonies
Max students: 24. Great teacher to student ratio.
Syllabus and bibliography included
No Refunds after July 19th. If you cancel there is a $10.00 fee
The Class will be held in the City of Detroit. Once you sign up we will send you the address and the reading list and syllabus.
Pre-register now for the Summer Picnic! The cut-off for registration for lunch July 11th 2018
Summer Picnic - July 15, 2018
Check - in starting at 12:30 Lunch starting at 12:45
Program at 2:00
You do not need to be pre-registered to come to the program.
Bob will give a presentation on setting up a honey house and give a tour of his new facility.
On-site Raffle for plants and more! Trivia!
Bob will also have items for sale.
Queen raffle only for members who have pre-registered for lunch
and paid online.
$5.00 per person lunch - catered by Heavenly Hotdog
Choice of meat: Hot dogs, Brats, polish sausage, or Vegetarian hot dogs, Chips, Coleslaw, Baked Beans and drink.
Click HERE to pre-register
Dessert potluck: Please bring a dessert using Honey for the dessert bar.
You must be pre-registered for the picnic portion of the meeting.
If you have questions please contact Tammy Email email@example.com or call (248)219-1285
Trip to Canada
SEMBA is organizing a trip to Canada to visit Ferguson Apiaries in Hensall, Ontario. The Ferguson family is the biggest buckfast queen producer in North America. The trip will take place Saturday, May 26th.
- We will meet at Schoolcraft College in Livonia at 7:00am and depart at 7:30am
- Proceed to Seven Ponds in Almont to pick up a group of people there
- Proceed to Pilot Travel Center on M-69 in Smiths Creek to pick up the beekeepers from Pine River Club
Then its off to the Canadian Border! We plan to arrive at Ferguson Apiaries around 11:00-11:30am. The Ferguson family will provide a sandwich for us. We will be returning back home at 2:30-3:00pm.
The cost of transportation and food is $40.00. Each person attending will need to have a passport or Enhanced Drivers License that will allow you into Canada.
Total number of spaces is limited to 55 people!
When you have added the trip to your cart. Go to the top of the page and click on the shopping cart in the top right hand corner.
Potluck at 1:30, bring a dish to pass and your own table service, coffee tea, cocoa provided by SEMBA
Membership meeting at 2:00 - club announcements, election of interim officers
Program: 2:30 - Meghan Milbrath - Varroa Viruses, APHIS National Honey Bee Survey
At Schoolcraft College , Vis Ta Tech Building in the Lower Waterman Center
The Sutherland Family Invites You to Commemorate the life of Roger Sutherland
At Schoolcraft College - The Sutherland Room
This is an open house event. All are welcome. A
Memory Circle will occur 2:00 P.M. to 2:45 P.M.
Please bring a memory to share. appetizers will
be served throughout the event.
Beekeepers are invited to wear beekeeping attire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Roger’s honor may
be made to the Schoolcraft College Foundation
Come On! Get in on the buzz about beekeeping!
The vendor area will be open from 7:30 am to 2:40 pm! Vendors from many beekeeping companies will bee on site selling equipment, books and unique gifts and information.
Walk-in Registration is accepted. Registration is highly encouraged. Online registration link below.
The conference is set up to provide a wide variety of topics focused from beginners to advanced beekeeper through a choice of keynote topics and 12 concurrent sessions
7:30 am -8:00 am D104- Main Auditorium - Movies! Bee Venom Therapy, Love, and Venom
8:00 am - 8:10 am Welcome! Announcements, explanation of concurrent sessions, lunch and the silent auction.
8:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote Jim Tew. Healthy Colonies: a review of some non-pathogenic conditions that can cause bee colonies to fail to thrive
9:55 am - 10:45 am 1st Concurrent Session below
More more details on the sessions click here
11:00 am -12:00 pm Keynote Speaker Jim Tew on Foulbrood - Still Here, Still Persistent. European and American Foulbrood overview of controls, and eradication procedures
Lunch - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker Jim Tew on Wintering Stress in the Bees Nest: behavioral activities that allow tropically oriented bees to survive abnormally low temperatures.
2:05 pm - 2:15 pm D104 Main Auditorium, - Silent Auction Results
2:15 pm 2:40 pm Pay for silent auction items, final call for Vendors, take your items to the car
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm 2nd Concurrent Session below