Local to the Michigan branch? Sign up for our 2021 field days! 

Download Michigan’s Spring Flyer about bees, in-store spring sales & field days here: Michigan’s 2021 Spring Flyer

Wonder what happens inside a beehive?

Want to hear other beekeeper’s opinions?

Want to help preserve these necessary pollinators? Need some inspiration to keep your hobby alive?

If you’ve been asking these questions, join us for hands-on education in the bee yard! Anyone interested in bees—those who know something about them and those who don’t—will benefit. Equipment to get started, feeding supplements, and protective gear, can be ordered and purchased directly from Beeline—bees and all!

Jonathan Showalter, President of the Michigan Beeline Branch and experienced beekeeper, will direct each day’s education as well as be available for questions and discussion.

Due to gathering restrictions, we are unable to host winter classes. We hope these field days will be a good substitute. In case of rain or other plans making the “planned date” unavailable, we have set “back up dates” and will keep you informed, if you have signed up. 

If you are interested, please call us with your contact and credit card information, mail a check or drop it by the store prior to class. We look forward to partnering with you in keeping bees alive in a time when they are in peril! Come join us to learn about one of God’s amazing creations and the how-to’s of this fascinating hobby with a sweet reward. 

Field Day 1 – Spring Course

Planned date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Back up date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Please bring: 

  • Your own lunch
  • Your own protective gear
  • Questions for discussion

Topics:

  • Basics of Beekeeping
  • What’s Going On in the Hive?
  • Queen Identification
  • Basic Hive Management
  • Hiving a Package or Nuc

Field Day 2 – Summer Course

Planned date: Saturday, July 10, 2021

Back up date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Please bring: 

  • Your own lunch
  • Your own protective gear
  • Questions for discussion

Topics:

  • Splitting/ Making Increase
  • OTS Queen Rearing
  • Pest Management
  • Honey Harvesting

Field Day 3 – Fall/Winter Course

Planned date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Back up date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM

Please bring: 

  • Your own lunch
  • Your own protective gear
  • Questions for discussion

Topics:

  • Feeding
  • Winter Preparations
  • Question & Answer Time

Price:

  • $35 per adult for one day
  • $50 per couple for one day
  • $15 per child for one day*

*15 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult.

Call for group and family rates and space availability!

Tell your friends!

We look forward to having you join us at our Michigan facility at 20960 M-60; Mendon, MI 49072!