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COMB is a club for beekeepers in the mid-Michigan area. COMB's purpose is the study and promotion of the science and art of beekeeping. Meetings are open to the public but only members who are current on their dues may vote on club business. Club meetings are usually held at 6:30 PM on the second Monday of the month at the MSU Pavilion. Check Inside COMB Events for updated information on club meetings and upcoming events. Follow COMB on Social Media at our Facebook site for group discussions and questions.


It's that time of year again. COMB dues run from January to December. To vote on officers at the January meeting your dues must be paid by then. You can pay your dues at the January or December meeting. See the COMB Membership page for more information.

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Upcoming Events

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February 11th - Regular Meeting

Ana Heck - University of Minnesota Bee Lab research and programs

Ana Heck learned how to keep bees in Nicaragua while apprenticing on an organic farm and working with a women's beekeeping cooperative. She joined the University of Minnesota (UMN) Bee Squad in 2014, where she managed apiaries, provided hands-on and classroom training to beekeepers, and managed UMN Bee Squad outreach and Extension programs. She joined Michigan State University in January 2019 as a Research Technologist to support pollinator education initiatives, honey bee research, and implementation of policies to protect pollinators. Heck holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish from Creighton University. Come learn what the Minnesota Bee Lab is all about.

February 23rd Beekeeping Classes

We will again this year be offering both a Beginning Beekeeping and Intermediary Beekeeping class. Click here for outlines and time frames for both of the class. Both classes will be at the MSU Pavilion where the COMB monthly meetings are held.

Please note that this event is at the MSU Pavilion. There will be horses present for those with allergies.

We will have a vendor on site for you to purchase woodenware and beekeeping tools. If you wish to place an order prior to the class for pickup, please contact Keith Lazar: keithmlazar@hotmail.com

In case you already have the books for the class there is an a lower price option to take the class without the book. It is highly recommended that you do get the books and the cost differential is less than the cost of the book, so you get a great deal on the book. The Beginning Beekeeping class will be using the book, BeeCabulary Essentials by Andrew Connor, and the Intermediary class will be using Increase Essentials by Lawrence John Connor. There is also a discount for COMB members who have paid their dues. To become a COMB member click here. The cost of the class is $35-$55 depending if you are a COMB member and do not get the book. Light refreshments will be provided, but lunch will be on your own. The concession stand at the Pavilion will be open and serving lunch.


Click here to Register for the Beginner Beekeeping Class

Click here to Register for the Intermediary Beekeeping Class (Limited to 35)

March 8-9 Michigan Beekeepers' Association Spring 2019 Conference.