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Upcoming Events

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December 9 at 6:30 PM Regular Monthly Meeting at the MSU Pavilion

We will have a short meeting to cover elections, audit of the club checking account and by-law changes.


Mike Risk will talk about getting your hives through the winter, winterization, winter beekeeping tasks, and what to do if your hives' become light on food during the winter, and need emergency feed such as candy boards, fondant, or Mountain Camp method and much more.


Chris Robbins will be doing a new beekeeper question and answer in the class room from 6:00-6:30.


MSU Sentinel Hives - Watch for this event to come back next spring.


January 2020

It has been a long time since the American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow has been close to Michigan but that has changed this year. Check out your chance to attend the annual conference in the Chicago area this year at the link below.

http://abfconference.com/


​January 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM Regular Monthly Meeting at the MSU Pavilion

Speaker TBD


February 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM Regular Monthly Meeting at the MSU Pavilion

Speaker will be Mike Hansen from MDARD. Details to follow.


March 6-7 2020 Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA) Spring Conference

If you have not been before you don't want to miss the spring MBA conference at the MSU Kellogg center. Lots of good speakers and lots vendors for all your upcoming beekeeping needs. See the link below for more details.

http://www.michiganbees.org/2020-spring-conference/


March 9 2020 COMB Special Meeting - MARK YOUR CALENDAR! SPECIAL MEETING

COMB does not usually have a March meeting because it follows so closely on the heels of the MBA spring conference. Because of a special opportunity there will be a March meeting. Arrangements are being made to have Dr. Kirsten Traynor of Flickerwood Apiary stay over from the MBA meeting and give an special presentation to COMB. Mark you calendar and watch for more details.


Kirsten received the prestigious German Chancellor Scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation in 2006-2007, annually awarded to ten American leaders in their field. She drove over 50,000 miles throughout Western Europe to study the differences between European and American beekeeping, reporting her findings through 50+ published articles in national and international magazines. At the same time she interviewed scientists and medical doctors, gathering information for her book: Two Million Blossoms: Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey.

Fascinated with the social complexity of a honey bee hive, Kirsten earned her PhD in biology from Arizona State University. While a grad student, she spent almost a year in Avignon, France in the lab of Dr. Yves Le Conte as a Fulbright Fellow. She then investigated how pesticides impact honey bee health as a post doc at the University of Maryland in the lab of Dr. vanEngelsdorp. From 2015-2017 she edited Bee World, published by the International Bee Research Association. She edited American Bee Journal, a monthly magazine published since 1861 that is devoted to educating beekeepers. She’s currently a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Germany. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter @FlowersLoveBees. 

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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.

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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.