The June SEMBA meeting is this week - Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Rochester, meeting in the Savanna Room.  The NewBees session will focus on specific tasks for this season along with time to ask questions about your own colony.

Around 7:00 Peggy Desantos will give a follow-up to a previous presentation.  She created an innovative, science-based system to overwinter bees.  It uses high-tech materials to minimize heat loss, improve winter survival and bee health. 

We’d also like to hear from club members about their successes (or failures) of overwintering bees.

The last 10 or 15 minutes of the meeting we’ll talk about next month’s meeting, which will be our ‘Beekeeper’s Show & Tell’.



If unable to attend in person, paid members who have signed up for 'Members Corner' on , can join via Google Meet.  The link is on the Members Corner page.  

Monthly Meetings for 2023


February 9 - Chris Schad will Kick-off the season 

March 9 -  Farm Service Agency (FSA) Program Availability for BeeKeepers

April 13 - Katie Lee from U of M Bee Lab   

May 11 -   Round Table Discussion.  Topics to include mites & swarms, plus more

 June 8 -  Peggy Desantos with a follow-up from her study on overwintering bees plus members with their experiences... a time to learn from others

July 13   Show & Tell plus refreshments 

August 10 - Joe Pletta speaking on Queens

September 14 - Products of the Hive     3 break-out sessions    by Club members

October 12 - TBA

November 9 - Pizza Party (with a possible 30 minute speaker)