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Local Beekeeping Clubs


District 1 - Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties

District 2 - Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties 

District 3 - Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties

District 4 - Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newyago, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties

District 5 - Alpena, Alcona, Antrim, Benzie, Crawford, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Manistee, Montmorency, Otsego, Oscoda, Presque Isle and Wexford counties

District 6 - Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genessee, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer, Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola  counties

District 7 - Alger, Delta, Marquette and Menominee counties

District 8 - Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties

District 9 - Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft counties


Beekeeping clubs in Michigan are listed below by region. Each region has a District Representative who works as a liaison between the clubs in that region and MBA. To locate a club near you, find your region on the map then click on the link below, left.

To add your club or update your listing, please email communications@mba-bees.org


District 1 - Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties

Battle Creek Bee Club

Contact: Deborah Heidrich

battlecreekbeekeepers@outlook.com

Website: 

facebook.com/battlecreekbeeclub

Meetings: 3rd Mon. of the month; 7:00 pm

Leila Arboretum, 928 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI; (Use Entrance off Limit Street, look for big greenhouse)

Berrien/Cass Bee Club

Contact: Paul Erickson


Website:

bcbeekeepers.org

Meetings: Third Tuesday of the month; 6:30pm unless otherwise noted

Southwest Michigan College, O'Leary Bldg., Room 307 (next to the Cherry Grove Road parking lot)

Kalamazoo Bee Club

Contact: Brian Walters

kzoobeeclub@gmail.com

Website:

kalamazoobeeclub.com

Meetings: Usually 2nd Weds. of the month

Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Bee Club

Contact: Brian Walters

kzoobeeclub@gmail.com

Website:

kalamazoobeeclub.com

Meetings: Usually 2nd Weds. of the month

Portage Community Senior Center, 203 E. Centre Ave, Portage MI 49002


Michiana Beekeepers Association

Contact: Bob Baughman, Pres.

bob.deb.baughman@sbcglobal.net

574-276-3959

Website:

facebook.commichianabeekeepers or michianabees.org

Meetings: Saturdays, Mar. thru Oct.; 9:00 am - 12 noon,

Nappanee Public Library, N Main St & E Walnut St, Nappanee, IN ***Meetings sometimes held at members' bee yards in MI and IN


District 2 - Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties.

A2B2 (Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers)

Contact: Mike Nardelli, president

a2b2club@gmail.com

734-751-3597

Website: a2b2club.org

Meetings: 2nd Tues. of the month; 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Chelsea Area Beekeepers

Contact: John Dohner

chelseaareabeekeepers.com

(734) 604-5723

Website: N/A

Meetings: 2nd Thurs. the month; 6:30 pm

Virtual, via Zoom. Contact John Dohner for Zoom link.


COMB (Center of Michigan Beekeepers)

Contact: Mike Risk

combbeesmi@gmail.com

517-643-1880

Website: combbees.com

Meetings: 2nd Mon. of the month; 6:00 pm

MSU Pavilion - 4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910


Lost Nations Beekeepers Association

Contact: Joe Hamel

lnbabees@gmail.com

906-235-0726

Website:

lostnationsbees.com

Meetings: 2nd Weds. of the month

3330 N. Lake Wilson Rd., Hillsdale, MI 49242


MOMBA (Middle of the Mitten Beekeepers)

Contact: Gary Ester

gedward63@charter.net

Website: N/A

Meetings: 4th Thurs. of the month; 7:00 pm

Forest Hills Nature Center, 11001 N. Rich Rd., Alma, MI



Napoleon Bee Club

Contact: Tim & Michelle Greer

napoleonbeesupply@yahoo.com

517-499-0439

Website:

napoleonbeesupply.com

Meetings: monthly meetings, days and times vary

Napoleon Bee Supply store, 6800 Brooklyn Road, Napoleon, MI 49261


River Raisin Beekeepers Club

Contact: Janet

riverraisinbeekeepersclub@gmail.com

Website:

riverraisinbeekeeperclub.com

Meetings: Meets the second Sunday each month at 2:00 PM

AJ Smith Rec Center- 810 N Evans, Tecumseh, MI


District 3 - Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties.

Oakland Beekeepers Club

Contact: Kerry Wysocki

kerryblair@comcast.net

248-931-9234

facebook.com/oaklandbeekeepersclub

Meetings: 1st Tues. of the month; 7:00 pm

Bowers School Farm 1219 E. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Pine River Bee Club

Contact: Sarah Nelson, Jim Ford

PineRiverBeekeeping@gmail.com

810-364-5477

facebook.com/PineRiverBeekeepingClub

Meetings: 3rd Tues. of the month; 6:00 pm

Pine River Nature Center, 2585 Castor Rd, Goodells, MI 48027


SEMBA (Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association)

Contact: Richard Anderson

richard@ivytoes.com

313-801-0245

sembabees.org

Meetings: 3rd Sun. of the month; 2:00 pm

Tollgate Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd, Novi, MI 48377


Sustainable Beekeepers Guild of Michigan

Contact: James Lee

info@sbgmi.org

734-377-8720

sbgmi.org

Meetings: Virtual/rotating at the moment, check homepage for details

Virtual, future in-person will be the Romulus Public Library


Sweet on Detroit Beekeeping Club

Contact: Kido Pielack

kido@keepgrowingdetroit.org

(313) 757-2635

Website: detroitagriculture.net

Meetings: Open only to members of Keep Growing Detroit

76 E. Forest Ave. Detroit MI 48201


District 4 - Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newyago, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties.

Fremont Area Beekeepers

Contact: Jason Towers

fremontbeekeepers@gmail.com

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/818892918225945/

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month @ 6PM. March-Oct.; no meetings Nov - Feb.

NCRESA Building 4747 W 48th, Fremont, MI.



Grand Rapids Area Beekeepers

Contact: David Zimmerman

dczimmermann@comcast.net

616-262-6975

Website: grbee.club

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month; 7PM to 9PM

Home School Building, (HSB), 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI, in room #2. Club banner at building entrance. Please enter quietly and don't arrive prior to 6:45PM.


Holland Area Beekeepers Association

Contact: Rick Arnold

rh.arnold55@gmail.com, webmaster@hollandbees.org

616-460-9338

Website: hollandbees.org

Meetings: Check 'Events' page on website for dates, topics & location updates. 6:30pm gather, 7pm-8:15pm presenter followed by Q&A; monthy but varies.

GRCC Lakeshore Campus, Rm #133, 12335 James St, Holland, MI 49424


Muskegon Area Beekeepers Club

Contact: AJ Menefee

menefee4@gmail.com

231-740-0339

Website:

MuskegonAreaBeekeepers.club

Meetings: 1st Thurs., Jan. thru Nov.; 5:30-7:30 pm

Muskegon Conservation District, Twin Lake, MI


Scottville Beekeepers of Mason County

Contact: Candace Ginn

ifneedbee10@gmail.com

720-202-2715

Website: scottvillebeekeepers.org

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month (March - October); 6:30-8:30 pm

Meetings are held at the Scottville United Methodist Church, 114 W. State St. 49454


District 5 - Alpena, Alcona, Antrim, Benzie, Crawford, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska,

Leelanau, Missaukee, Manistee, Montmorency, Otsego, Oscoda, Presque Isle, and Wexford counties.

Grand Traverse Area Beekeeping Club

Contact:

grandtraversebeekeepers@gmail.com

Website: crosshatch.org/guilds

Meetings: 1st Thurs. of the month; 6:30 pm

Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E Front St, TC 49686


Little Traverse Bay Beekeepers Guild

Contact: Laurie McMurray

ltbbeekeepers@gmail.com

Website:  ltbbeekeepers.com

Meetings: 1st Thurs. of the month; 6-8pm

See website: ltbbeekeepers.com


District 6 - Bee Clubs in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Genessee, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Lapeer,

Midland, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola counties

Mid-Michigan Beekeepers club

Contact: Don Stockley

midmichiganbeesec@gmail.com

Website: midmichiganbeekeep.wixsite.com/mmbc

1st Thurs. of the month except July.. Doors open 6:45 pm; meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Millington Church of God, 4855 Barnes Rd., Millington, MI 48746


Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Assoc. (SVBA)

Contact: Randy Barkley, Pres.; Dan Keane, VP

randy.barkley@gmail.com, danny.k@charter.net

989-513-3876, 989-714-7555

Website: saginawvalleybees.org

Usually 1st Tues. of the month at 7:oo pm unless otherwise specified

The Valley Church, 3770 N. Center Rd, Saginaw MI


Seven Ponds Beekeepers

Contact: Preston Zale

7pondsbeeclub@gmail.com

248-860-2154

Website:

facebook.com/Seven-Ponds-Beekeepers-151361351581966

4th Tues. of the month; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Seven Ponds Nature Center, 3854 Crawford Rd, Dryden, MI 48428


Sunrise Side Beekeepers

Contact: Rodney Bear

papabearbees@gmail.com

248-705-6013

Website:

facebook.com/groups/139964416818088

2nd Wednesday of the month; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

415 East Main, Hale, MI 48739


District 7 - Bee Clubs in Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette and Schoolcraft counties

Escanaba Area Beekeepers

Contact: Jessica LaMarch

jlewings@gmail.com

616-257-0092

Website: facebook.com/groups/482861615450098

Meetings: Last Weds. of the month; 6:00 pm

Bay college in Escanaba or at various bee yards. Check FB page for updates.


Superior Beekeeping Club

Contact: John Robinson

superiorbeekeeping@gmail.com

Website: superiorbeekeepingclub.weebly.com  and facebook.com/groups/1577060469219746

Meetings: Check 'Events' page on website for dates, topics & location updates.



District 8 - Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties

Copper Country Beekeeping Club

Contact: Pete Cattelino

pjcattel@mtu.edu

906-370-2228

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm

Carnegie Museum, 105 Huron St, Houghton, MI 49931


Northwoods Beekeepers

Contact: Nancy Osterberg

borderlandbeeks@gmail.com

906-221-3368

Website: facebook.com/groups/1857730991152872/about

Meetings: 1st Tues., Feb. thru Oct.; 6:30 pm CST

Bay de Noc Community College 2801 North US Hwy 2, Iron Mountain, MI


District 9 - Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft counties

If you'd like your District 9 club listed here, please email communications@mba-bees.org.

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