By , on February 27th, 2010

Bee organizations

Beekeeping Association in Michigan:

  1. Center of Michigan Beekeepers Association (Comb)
  2. Holland Areas Beekeepers Association (web)
  3. Kalamazoo Bee Club (web)
  4. Michiana Beekeepers (web)
  5. Mid Michigan Beekeepers Association (web)
  6. Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association (Svaba)
  7. Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association (Semba)

Regional Associations

  1. Eastern Apicultural Association (EAS)
  2. Heartland Apicultural Association (HAS)
  3. Western Apicultural Association (WAS)

National Associations/Organizations

  1. American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA)
  2. Amerian Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
  3. American Honey Producers Association (AHPA)
  4. Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA)
  5. Foundation for the Preversatoin of Honey Bees (web)
  6. North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC)
  7. National Honey Board (NHB)
  8. Pollinator Partnership (web)
  9. Project Apis m?? (PAm)

8 comments to Bee organizations

  • zipora misholovin

    i am looking for someone to come to my camp to show the kids about bee keeping , maybe bring some bees and the suit
    we are located in west bloomfield mi
    thank you

    Submitted on 2010/05/26 at 6:48pm

    do you have a specific date? it might help people plan it better. — Zachary

  • Christine

    My husband and I would like to begin beekeeping and we are looking for classes to learn more. We will travel any where in Michigan if it’s a one or two day class. Otherwise we are located in Northern Oakland County.
    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Stephen Tilmann

    Welcome to the world of beekeeping! Your best course of action would be to contact your local beekeeping club. These clubs specialize in helping beginners. In your case, we recommend that you contact Dennis Holly of the Oakland Bee Club at (email is The Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA) sponsors two statewide meeting each year with courses and sessions specifically oriented toward the beginner. We are having our fall conference soon (October 22 and 23) in Grand Rapids. Check out our web site for more info…
    Steve Tilmann

  • Brent Smith

    I live in Glen Arbor just west of Traverse City and am interested in starting to keep bees… Could you point me to the nearest club… Thank you in advance

  • Stephen Tilmann

    Brent, there are no bee clubs (that we know of) in the Traverse City area. There are a number of people up there who have asked the same question and perhaps enough to get one organized. Michigan could really use a bee club up in your part of the state. Did you know that MBA can provide assistance (both organizationally and financially) for starting up a bee club? Someone up there really needs to get this done!
    Steve Tilmann
    MBA Treasurer

  • Nikola Tesla

    I’m in Maple City. If you have question about getting started, I may be able to help.

  • Gabrielle

    We are relocating from California to Berry county, Hastings to be exact. We wont be there until mid July so I imagine we’ll have to plan this year and start bee keeping next. Are there any organizations in this area that can help/teach us? I’d love any input. Thanks.

  • Stephen Tilmann

    Gabrielle, welcome to Michigan! I think you will find Hastings in Barry Country to be a very nice place. Very pretty countryside in that part of the state. Be prepared for winter… it’s the best time of year!

    As for organizations… there is always the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association. You can find a online membership process on this web site under the “Inside MBA” menu tab on the home page. There are also several local clubs which you might consider… Kalamazoo Bee Club and Center of Michigan Beekeepers are two that come to mind.

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