Welcome to the Grand Traverse Beekeeping Club

Our membership continues to grow as the word gets out about what we are doing. Please join us if you are interested in keeping or protecting honeybees.

We are now associated with Crosshatch Guilds. Crosshatch brings together a lot of new resources and allows us to work with many other guilds with interests similar to ours.

NEW : Meeting will start at 6:00PM and is held at TC Senior Center at 800 East Front Street, Traverse City. Meeting dates are now set to the first Thursday of each month.

Monthly discussions vary but generally follow these topics:

January: No meeting.

February: Ordering bees, feeds. Topics for upcomming meetings and events for this year.

March: Hive placement, supplemental feeding, basic beekeeping 101, hive autopsy.

April: Installing packages, discuss overwintering successes and failures.

May: Treating for mites and other pests, swarm removal.

June: Installing honey supers, compare colony status, basic hive inspections, making splits

July: No Meeting.

August: Treating for mites, harvesting honey

September: Winterizing hives

October: Making winter food, honey tasting and comparison

November: Storing equipment and honey supers for winter. Discuss colony successes and failures this year.

December: Bring a jar of honey for taste sampling!


For Bee Swarm Rescue

Call the phone number on our Contacts page.