Date: Tue, March 9 | Time: 7 pm | Location: Online on Zoom
Learn to identify reasons for a colony’s death based on the clues the bees left behind and how to prevent colony loss in future beekeeping seasons.
The main presentation starts at 7 pm, but feel free to drop in beginning at 6:30 pm for an open Q&A session.
Ana Heck has been an Apiculture Extension Educator at Michigan State University since July 2020. She was introduced to beekeeping while working in Nicaragua for two years with a non-profit organization that engaged local communities in rural development projects. She joined the University of Minnesota Bee Lab's Bee Squad in 2014, and she began with Michigan State University in 2019. Her work involves apiculture education initiatives and implementing policies to protect managed pollinators. Heck holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a graduate minor in Entomology from the University of Minnesota.
Please join us - our monthly meetings are always free and open to the public!
Date: Tue, February 9 | Time: 7 pm | Location: Online on Zoom
Presenter: Dr. Cem Akin
Cem Akin, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan. He earned his medical degree from the Istanbul University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He then did his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he also worked as a physician and researcher after finishing his fellowship. After an initial stint as an Assistant Professor at U-M, he took a position with Harvard Medical School as an Associate Professor of Medicine and established and led the Mastocytosis Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then came back to Michigan in 2017 to work at U-M where he sees patients at allergy clinics and runs a research program on mast cell disease and anaphylaxis.
He is internationally recognized for his research on mast cell disorders and anaphylaxis and has been asked to give numerous lectures on these areas. He is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), chair of the Mechanisms of Allergy Asthma and Immunology interest section of the AAAAI, and has been named to the Top Doctors list in Hour Detroit Magazine and Boston Magazine. He has been selected to serve as President of the Michigan Allergy & Asthma Society (MAAS) beginning in July 2019. The mission of the MAAS is to provide continuing postgraduate education to allergists/immunologists of Michigan and to promote best clinical practices in a collegial environment.
Online meeting February 6, 2021, 1pm - 3pm
Join Dave Pearce, A2B2's Bee School lead instructor, for an overview and discussion of what it takes to get started in beekeeping, why you might want to, and what to expect. FREE and open to the public via the Zoom platform.
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Meeting ID: 868 8516 0696
Dave Pearce is the owner of Local Buzz Bees and Honey and is the lead instructor at the A2B2 bee school. Questions? Please feel free to contact him @ 248-302-7797 or email@example.com.
Many thanks to all who helped make the conference a success!
"Things with Wings" is an annual celebration of bugs, birds, and butterflies at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI). This year, A2B2 club members introduced attendees to honeybees with our observation hive featuring real, live bees! Visitors also got to inspect beekeeping equipment, sample honey, and learn more about these fascinating creatures. Many thanks to all those who helped make the day a success!
Each year in early spring, A2B2 sponsors an equipment-building session to teach club members and bee school students how to assemble hive woodenware correctly. Club experts provide hands-on demonstrations, instruction, and necessary tools, with the focus on assembling frames and hive boxes. Many thanks to Dave Pearce, bee school instructor, for setting up and running the session this year. (Programs like this are just one benefit of club membership; learn more here.)
A2B2 Club offers two fee-based courses, for beginning and intermediate beekeepers, at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105). Classes meet February through October, and include classroom lectures as well as time outdoors in the teaching apiary. Participants gain valuable hands-on experience as they learn about equipment, bee biology, pests, honey extraction, and fall and winter preparation. Instructor: Dave Pearce.
This year's potluck on July 12 was a great success! Thank you so much to Slow Food Huron Valley for co-hosting; to Erica Kempter for her presentation on edible pollinator plants (download her slides here); to Eileen Dickinson for her leadership of the Bee Safe Neighborhood project in Ann Arbor; and to everyone who attended. We look forward to more community collaboration in the future!