WHO WE ARE
Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Club (A2B2) is dedicated to beekeeping education, mentoring, networking, and advocacy within the Ann Arbor area. We provide an informational and social venue for beekeepers of all levels to cooperate and share experiences. We are a non-profit organization that is open to all individuals interested in honeybees and beekeeping.
A2B2's monthly educational meetings continue to take place online through the Zoom platform until further notice. Zoom links are sent to our email list each month (scroll down to join the email list) and are also available through the home page.
MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS
Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Meetings are always free and open to the public.
Open to all beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, and those wanting to learn more about pollinators, programs begin with an informal question & answer period at 6:30pm, followed by an educational presentation on a bee-related topic at 7pm. Discussion topics include honeybee management and care, honey production, and efforts to protect and enhance our local bee populations. Meetings always conclude by 9pm.
Enjoy the benefits of membership
Your membership dues also allow us to recruit quality speakers for our educational meetings.
Levels of Membership
Student: $15 / year
Individual: $20 / year
Couple/Family: $25 / year
Lifetime Member: $500
Club membership is valid for one year from date of purchase. Renewal is due each year on your anniversary date.
With our newsletter, learn about the topic and presenter for each month’s free educational program; get advance notice of upcoming events and workshops; and keep up-to-date on topics of interest to beekeepers, including the latest science-based research on honeybees.
We promise we'll never spam you or sell your information!
Club Leadership and Contact Info
Board of Directors
President: Michael Nardelli (president [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Vice-president: Michelle Scott (vicepresident [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Secretary: Ginny O'Reilly (secretary [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Treasurer: Cindy Schroeder (treasurer [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Member-at-Large: David Clipner (education [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Member-at-Large, Mentorship Coordinator, Flow Hive Ambassador: Jen Haeger (mentorship [at] a2b2club [dot] org)
Member-at-Large: Vicky Rudolph
Bee School Lead Instructor: Dave Pearce (dpearce007 [at] hotmail [dot] com or 248-302-7797)
Media: Amy La Fleur
Speaker Coordinator: Anne Barratt-Fornell
Membership Coordinator: MC Haering