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August 12

Jennifer Blackburn will be talking about honey extraction. She will be covering how to use extractors including uncapping methods, straining and bottling. The club has extractors that COMB members can rent and she will cover the process for that as well. She will also talk about the crush and strain method for harvesting small amounts of honey.

August is time to check for mites again. Bees raised in August will be the bees that raise the bees that will over winter and you want them healthy. Chris Robbins and Mike Risk will give a short talk on mite check and treatment in August.

Watch this site for updated on the sentinel hive  visits.

September 9

Vince Ste. Marie - Identification and Management of Africanized Honeybee Genetics
​​Vince is a Michigan native and holds a BBA in Management from Eastern Michigan University. Besides his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative, he and his family have a family farm including chemical free gardens, orchard, vineyard and various livestock.  He has been a chemical-free beekeeper since 2012 and the owner/operator of a retail Pollinator Plant nursery since 2016.

​Vince's talk will cover the introduction and range expansion of the Africanized Honeybee in the Americas,
notable behavioral characteristics of Africanized Honeybees that may aid beekeepers in identifying Africanized hives and
management options if Africanized Honeybee colonization within the managed hive is suspected

Vince will also be taking pre-orders for the pollinator plants he sells.
 Check out his flier here and contact him directly from the information on his flier to pre-order for delivery at the September meeting.

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Questions should be directed to Jen Blackburn (

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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