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

District # 3 Representative      For:
         The Michigan Beekeepers' Association (M.S.U.)
Member Of:
Southeastern Michigan Beekeeping Association
Wisconsin Honey Producers Association
American Apitherapy Society
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 - 2015 is our 11 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 11 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 11years  and honey average 230lbs
The Cure for CCD.  No one Running Program in our Club
lost more than 20%. Most lost 0% in the Michigan Winter of 2014 !
2-3-2015-  ?  So far We are at 100% survival.!

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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.!
Winter  2014 !
Photos by Dennis Holly (c)
Wooten's Golden Queens
Bordelon Apiaries
Minnesota Hygienic
2014 average 200 lbs surplus
wintering and producing honey
in program 7years
2015 losses  ? %
7 year loss less than 12%
Photos by Dennis holly(c)
Wooten's Queens
230 lb average
we pulled 3 times
count the boxes
Page 6 from book
All Hives alive E. L. Johnson
2-2-2015 1-
Bordelon MH. Queen
Wooten's Golden
Building Skyscrapers!
Wooten's Golden and Bordelon' (M.H.) Queens
Natural Pollinators Pictorial Go To    :    Photo Album !
2-2-2015  Update Please go To :    Weekly Report
Coming soon, report on farm were we have been testing
Honey plants last three years  what to plant and were!
Produced over 400 lbs in one hive, one Queen, 230 lbs average.
9-1-14  these hives did 7 medium boxes
(click above)
Say Yes to Bee Husbandry!
Honey bee
We are getting lot of calls from
people that think these are
honey bees they are not!
This is still the biggest problem
Formic acid kills them dead!
And is organic
Spring coming 2015!
Buckwheat & sweet clover !
Apitherapy Day in Ohio February -21-2015
Call Jerry Catana  1-586-463=2325