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No meetings until further notice due to COVID 19 isolation

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Welcome everyone to the GR Bee Club

       We currently do not have a meeting scheduled for June. Until then please keep checking out our Face Book page at Grand Rapids (MI) Area Beekeeping Club for several different training opportunities.
      
       The Michigan Beekeepers' Association has been working on providing         resources for beekeepers on our website,  and especially with social distancing measures in place, we wanted to share some virtual resources with you:

  1. MSU Apiculture Extension webinars for beekeepers: Please see and share the invitation at the end of this email about 4  webinars we have planned for beekeepers.
     
  2. Online resources for beekeepers: MSU Pollinator Initiative hosts information for beekeepers on its website, which now includes a list of suggested sources of beekeeping resources and a list of handouts and articles that can downloaded, printed, and shared.  We also communicate with beekeepers through the Michigan Pollinator Initiative Facebook page and the MSU Bee Blog.
     
  3. Help the bees: 

 MSU Pollinator Initiative recently compiled resources on how people can help bees for a new         webpage. On this page, you will find an article for people considering beekeeping, information about our free, online Pollinator Champions course, a list of bee-related citizen science projects, information for beekeeping associations to         strengthen their organizations, and resources to advocate for policies that support         and protect pollinators.
 

 MSU Apiculture Extension Webinars 

We know that many of you have missed out on spring conferences and meetings, and MSU Apiculture Extension wants to make sure that you still have time to get info and ask questions. MSU         Apiculture Extension will host Zoom webinars in the upcoming weeks to provide seasonal management information and answer questions.     We plan to record the webinars and post them to thebeekeeper section of MSU Pollinator Initiative's website.  Please submit beekeeping questions ahead of time using the online form.  For help setting up Zoom, please visit Zoom’s Help Center.  

 The club is accepting donations to help with getting instructors and other expenses.


Grand Rapids Area Beekeepers

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

                        

We know that many of you have missed out on spring conferences and meetings, and now with mandated social distancing requirements the MSU Apiculture Extension wants to make sure that you still have time to get info and ask questions. MSU Apiculture Extension will host Zoom webinars in the upcoming weeks to provide seasonal management information and answer questions. We plan to record the webinars and post them to the beekeeper section of MSU Pollinator Initiative's website.  Please submit beekeeping questions ahead of time using the online form.  For help setting up Zoom, please visit Zoom’s Help Center.   

First-Year Colonies: Getting Ready for Bees

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 7pm EST

You may join the Zoom webinar online (recommended so you can see images) at https://msu.zoom.us/j/132431872 or via phone: +1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 132-431-872). 

This webinar is intended for first-year beekeepers.

Supplemental materials: Should You Keep Bees? article and list of recommended resources for beekeepers 

First-Year Colonies: What to Do When the Bees Arrive

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 7pm EST

You may join the Zoom webinar online (recommended so you can see images) at https://msu.zoom.us/j/120541110 or via phone: +1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 120-541-110). 

This webinar is intended for first-year beekeepers.

Supplemental materials: video on purchasing bees,  video on installing a nuc, and video on installing a package 

Established Colonies: Early-Season Management

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 7pm EST

You may join the Zoom webinar online (recommended so you can see images) at https://msu.zoom.us/j/648413775 or via phone: +1 -312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 648-413-775). 

This webinar is intended for beekeepers with overwintered colonies.

Supplemental material: MSU Bee Blog (subscribe for updates) 

Established Colonies: Preparing for Swarm Season

Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 7pm EST

You may join the Zoom webinar online (recommended so you can see images) at https://msu.zoom.us/j/343539256 or via phone: +1-312-626-6799 (Webinar ID: 343-539-256). 

This webinar is intended for beekeepers with overwintered colonies.

Supplemental material: Swarms: the biology and control of swarms in northern states article 

Please contact Ana Heck (heckanar@msu.edu) to ask questions about the upcoming webinars 


 

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WE are always looking for people to help with the club activities- come to a meeting and express your interest

Come to a Meeting!

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM- 8:00 PM at 

Schuler's Books  

2660 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 


The club has no dues or application process- just drop into a meeting!


Grand Rapids Area Beekeepers

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-437-6364

grbeeclub@hotmail.com