About the Owner

Joe Kolb is a dedicated beekeeper and the owner of Kolb Bee Farms, located in Michigan, USA. He has been keeping honey bees for over 28 years, having started at the young age of 10. Since then, he has developed a deep passion for beekeeping and has become an expert in the field.

One of Joe's favorite aspects of beekeeping is experimenting with different techniques. He is always looking for new and innovative ways to care for his bees and improve their health and productivity. His love of experimentation has led him to develop unique methods for hive management, honey extraction, and swarm capture.

Speaking of swarm capture, Joe is particularly skilled at it. He enjoys the challenge of catching swarms and has developed techniques for doing so safely and efficiently. He has helped many people in his community by capturing swarms from their properties and relocating them to his bee farm.

Joe is not just a beekeeper but also an advocate for sustainable beekeeping practices. He is one of the founding members of the Sustainable Beekeepers Guild of Michigan, a group dedicated to promoting ethical and eco-friendly beekeeping practices. Through this group, Joe has helped to raise awareness about the importance of bees in our ecosystem and the threats they face from pesticides, habitat loss, and other factors.

Overall, Joe Kolb is a passionate beekeeper and a dedicated advocate for sustainable beekeeping. His love of experimentation, expertise in swarm capture, and commitment to eco-friendly practices make him a respected figure in the beekeeping community.