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Northville, MI 48167, USA

Melissa Holahan

Bee Information
Bees for sale?
  • Queens
  • Nucs
  • Other
If "Other" please explain
Mentorship - Beekeeping apprenticeship (we accept 2 students per year and the program involves 10 visits (from April-Nov) to our apiary for one-on-one instruction and hive inspections.
What characteristics do you use to select your breeding stock?
Winter survival, hive strength, brood pattern, disease incidence, varroa mite counts
Where is the source of your bees and what strain(s) are they?
Meghan Milbrath - Local Michigan stock
Mike Sautter - Local Michigan stock
OHB Saskatraz queens - occasionally source queens
Where do the bees overwinter?
On our homestead
Do the bees spend the whole season in your home location? If not, where do they go and when, and for how long?
Do you monitor for varroa mites? How and how often?
Yes, alcohol wash. I've been a member of the BIP Sentinel Apiary program for the past 2 seasons. We are required to test monthly from May-October
Have your hives been inspected by an inspector?
Anything else?
We have had 90-100% survival for the past 3 seasons


Contact Information
Phone: (517) 202-7989