OaklandBeekeeper's Club .org
Home of the Oakland County Bee Team
Dennis, Donna and  Bill Sirr

List of accomplishments:
  • Sponsored House Bill No. 6657 With Andy Meisner
  • HB - 6657 passed December 4, 2008 With 100% yes Vote
  • Sponsored House Bill NO .5843 With Vicki Barnett
  • Passed !00% yes vote House and Senate With the Help Of All  Democrats and Mike
    Bishop and all of the Republicans.
  • Signed into Law August 4, 2010- Honey Maple Syrup Bill
  • Requested and received inclusion of City beekeepers in GAAMPS
  • (Generally Accepted Agricultural And Management Practices For The Care of Farm
  • First to Request Section 18 for Mite Away II Quick Strip Formic Acid
  • First Teaching Sustainable Beekeeping on Farms and testing Honey plants.!
  • First in state 1-2-2014- talking about mites and crinkle wing virus and
    by 2-2-2016-we have been managing and treating successfully 3 yrs
  • first in Oakland county to address pollinator problem on farms 1-3-17  
Weekly field report from  Dennis Holly
Successfully keeping bees and producing honey for 39 years
From five counties and 300 hives don't miss the honey flow
Member Of:
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
American Apitherapy Society
Southeastern Michigan Beekeeping Association
Holly's Apiaries.com &  The Oakland Beekeepers' Club.org
Skyscraperbeekeeping.com & Apiculture
We Feed and Treat
We Do Not let Our Bees Needlessly
Suffer and Die!
April - 2017 is our 14 year Anniversary
13 Years ago we took Alex bzenko's last apiaries. Hives were all dead but 4.
We rebuilt using what I call
skyscraper beekeeping (I.P.D.M.)
The yards are alive and producing honey 13 years later
Along with one of the last Dan Guthrie honey yards
Alex and Dan had nearly 1000 hives that wintered here and produced honey
12% loss for 12years  and honey average up to 230lbs i
The Cure for CCD.  No one Running Program in our Club
lost more than 20%. Most lost 0% in the Michigan Winter of 2014. 32 below!
5-3-16   Club loss is 2 out of 8

(C)copyright 2006-2016 all rights reserved hollysbees.com Dennis Holly
E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Trails are open all year call for hours
We Are Back With the Observation Hive Program and more!
At the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center In Troy Michigan
Run by Troy Nature Society www.troynaturesociety.org
Please Help support them by Visiting Center.
6685 Coolidge Hwy. Troy Mi , 48098
Tue- Wed -Thur:  9am- 3pm
Saturday :10am-pm
Wear your Gloves!!
When entering hives
Look real close !
Photo by Dennis Holly   ( C )
Sustainable Apitherapy?
Not without Bees.!
Wooten's Golden Queens
Photos by Dennis holly(c)
Wooten's Queens
240 lb average
we pulled 3 times
count the boxes
Pages  from book
Alive and well 2-5-17
Building Skyscrapers!
Wooten's Golden and Bordelon' (M.H.) Queens
abhoneyfarm.com package bees KH Queens
Natural Pollinators Pictorial Go To    :    Photo Album !
3-6-17 Update Please go To :    Weekly Report
Coming soon, report on farm were we have been testing
Honey plants last four years  what to plant and were!
Produced over 400 lbs in one hive, one Queen, 230 lbs average.
(click above)
Say Yes to Bee Husbandry
Say NO to Animal Cruelty!
Honey bee
We are getting lot of calls from
people that think these are
honey bees they are not!
Mites & crinkle wing virus
will crash your core- CCD
they will kill
ALL your nurse bees
This is still the biggest problem
Formic acid kills them dead!
And is organic
Buckwheat ,aslike,crimson
yellow & white sweet clover !
Feeds your bees and pollinators
Click on picture's  2X
We are picking up bees at
This will be the 7th year using package bees
from them with  hybrid Queens
We are wintering  10 out of 10 at Club 2-2-1616
* First year student made 210 lbs. Surplus honey
out of 2 new hives 2015 !
Do not forget about our friends
nosema C & A
4-3-16,  early ?
Proud to bee a Seed Packet Partner
Bayer we are listed on there big map