Home of the Oakland County Bee Team
Dennis, Donna, Jerry and Bill
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 Animals).
  • First to Request Section 18 for Mite Away II Quick Strip Formic Acid
  • First Teaching Sustainable Beekeeping on Farms and testing
    Honey plants.!
Weekly field report from Dennis Holly
Successfully keeping bees and producing honey for 35 years
From five counties and 300 hives don't miss the honey flow
(click above)

   District # 3 Representative      For:
The Michigan Beekeepers' Association
Member Of:
Southeastern Michigan Beekeeping Association
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
American Apitherapy Society
Holly's Apiaries & The Oakland Beekeepers'Club
Skyscraperbeekeeping.com & Apiculture
We Feed and Treat we do
not let our bees Needlessly
Suffer and Die!
SAY NO TO BEE CRUELTY!
April is our 10 year Anniversary
Ten 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 10 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
10% loss for 9 years  and honey average 150 lbs
The Cure for CCD ? No one Running Program in our Club
lost more than 10% in the Michigan Winter of 2013 !
2014- as of 2-15-2014 Club losses are about 10% final total yet to come
4-22-2014 Update Please go to weekly report.

(C)copyright 2006-2014 all rights reserved hollysbees.com Dennis Holly
E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Trails are open all year call for hours

1-248-341-6485
Say Yes to Bee Husbandry!
This hive made 9 medium and
1 cut comb boxes with a
Wooten's Queen
they are wintering and producing
honey for 8 years. This years loss
less than 20 % 180lbs average
8 year loss less than 10%
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
1-248-688-9703
Pulling honey 7-24-2013
from E. L. Johnson Nature Center
Observation hive coming spring
2014
Wear your Gloves!!
When entering hives
Photos by Dennis Holly
Look real close !
Photo by Dennis Holly   ( C )
Sustainable Apitherapy?
Not without Bees.!
spring 2014 !
Photos by Dennis Holly (c)
Wooten's Golden Queens
Bordelon Apiaries
Minnesota Hygienic
2013 average 150 lbs surplus
wintering and producing honey
in program 6 years
2014 losses less than 20%
6 year loss less than 10%
90 inch snow 30 below zero
worst winter in 35 years
Photos by Dennis holly(c)
(c)
(c)
Wooten's Queens
180lb average
we pulled 3 times
count the boxes
Page 6 from book
skyscraperbeekeeping.com
All Hives alive E. L. Johnson
March 11-2014-   Bordelon MH. Queens
Observation Hive Alive and well!
April-22-2014
Take a look at live bees
Stage Nature Center
LOOK!
Building Skyscrapers!
With
Wooten's Golden and Bordelon' (M.H.) Queens
April
LOOK!--------