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COMB will again be selling packages as a service to club members. Click here for additional information, pricing and to order.
Club members Kay Barber and Dale Woods will also be selling nucs on their own. Click here for an order form.
AWS Bees LLC was at the January meeting. They are again selling California packages and queens. For more information, pricing and ordering click here www.AWSBeesLLC.com.
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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March 11th COMB Monthly Meeting
NOTE: NO MARCH COMB MEETING BECAUSE OF MBA CONFERENCE
Gabriela Quinlan - Topic TBD
Her research interests lie broadly in pollinator ecology and conservation. She is interested in the community ecology of native bees, mutualisms between plants and their pollinators on a large scale, and how to apply the research to ecosystem management and habitat restoration. Specifically, she is eager to ask questions about how floral communities influence bee health.
Currently she is working on a USGS-funded project aimed at understanding the landscape level effects of pollinator habitat on honeybee health.
Her previous research as an undergraduate at North Carolina State University focused on pathogen prevalence of native bees in urban environments.
Brian Jennings - How to install a package
Your package of bees is coming. What do you do with it when you get it?
Mike Connor - Topic TBD
Mike Connor has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1998. Being an Arborist and a nursery grower, as well as a beekeeper for more than 50 years has provided him with a unique understanding of trees, plants, and bees.
Dr. Meghan Milbrath - Topic TBD
Dr. Meghan Milbrath began working bees with her father as a child over 20 years ago, and now owns and manages The Sand Hill Apiary, a small livestock and queen rearing operation in Munith, Michigan.
She studied biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and received degrees in public health from Tulane University and the University of Michigan, where she focused on environmental and disease transmission risk. Meghan worked as a postdoctoral research associate under Zachary Huang at Michigan State University, studying nosema disease, and is currently an academic specialist at MSU, where she does honey bee and pollinator research and extension and is the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative.
Meghan is active in multiple beekeeping organizations, writes for multiple beekeeping journals, and speaks about bees all over the country. She currently runs the Northern Bee Network, a directory and resource site dedicated to supporting queen producers, and she is passionate about keeping and promoting healthy bees.
Ana Heck - Mite Check
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.
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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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