SOLD OUT: Holland Area Beekeepers Association Bee School

February 10, 2024 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Howard Miller Community Center, 14 South Church St, Zeeland, MI 49464

Contact: Ana Heck

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Learn from seasoned beekeepers in the West Michigan area!

The Holland Area Beekeepers Association will hold a Bee School on Saturday, February 10th, 2024. This event is sold out.

Dr. Zachary Huang, Associate Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Entomology, will present on Hive Inspections & Record Keeping. Ana Heck, Apiculture Extension Educator, will present on Varroa Mites, Bee Diseases and Integrated Pest Management.

The Bee School includes 2 keynote addresses, and elective breakout sessions geared for beginner and intermediate beekeepers are offered throughout the day. The topics to choose from include:

  • Bee equipment & bees
  • Bee biology
  • Hive inspections
  • Varroa mites, pests, & diseases
  • Nucs & splits
  • Pollinator habitat
  • Bee behavior - communications and swarming
  • Business of beekeeping - making it sustainable with bee products

Also, throughout the day, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned beekeepers, visit vendor booths to shop for bee equipment, reserve bees for spring, and shop for beekeeping books and craft products of the hive.

If you have questions about the Holland Area Beekeepers Association Bee School, please contact Rick Arnold, 2023 Holland Area Beekeepers Association President, at 616-460-9338 or

Accessibility accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact, Ana Heck, two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.



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