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A Beekeeping Guild for Natural & Sustainable Practice Featuring Both Local and Virtual Membership!

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Natural, Sustainable, and Treatment Free Beekeeping practice is the norm at SBGMI, we are here to help!


A collaborative and thoughtful mission fostered through education, intelligent dialog, and practice that will carry out natural management of honeybees in Michigan and abroad utilizing scientific principles grounded in naturalist theory whilst promoting the chief end of an acaricide-free and sustainable method of beekeeping and honey making.

Our primary objective is to foster and develop a region of beekeepers focused on raising, exchanging, and utilizing local resource. The guild will focus on education, mentoring, and support of hobbyists and sideliners to propagate local sustainable survivor honeybee genetics and improved drone breeding populations that complement acaricide-free and survival queen rearing practices.

Although open to beekeepers, hobbyists, sideliners, and the rest, the SBGMI primarily discourages prophylactic use of chemical treatments and defers to physical or mechanical manipulations and interventions first.

Thus, the ultimate end will result in a culture striving to increase local colony resilience to pathogens, diseases, and reduce the risk and occurrence of treatment resistance in Varroa destructor Mites and other honeybee maladies.

We’d love to hear from you. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions or other inquiries!

Next Meeting: October 4th, 2023 6:00PM (EST)

Marla Spivak, PhD Selection and Survival Program: Progress and Perseverance

Location: Zoom, Registration is Required

Proud Affiliations and Sponsors

These organizations and people play big parts in our success and we count on them and their support! Please support them as well!

Northern Bee Books
Natural Bee Husbandry Magazine
Flanary Ridge Honey, LLC. Beekeeping Supplies
Michigan Treatment Free Beekeepers Facebook Group
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