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Getting started with beekeeping in Michigan
Published on May 12, 2023
Resources and information for new beekeepers.
Beekeepers in Michigan can take a survey to share their ideas for educational programs
Published on May 9, 2023
Michigan Beekeepers Association and Michigan State University Extension are conducting a survey to understand the educational needs of beekeepers in Michigan.
April 2023 Michigan Beekeeping Office Hours Webinar
Not sure what to do with your honey bee colonies this month? Want to hear about seasonal beekeeping management in Michigan? Review the webinar recording from Michigan State University Apiculture Team's Beekeeping Office Hours!
What should I do if I find a swarm of bees?
Published on April 18, 2023
Contact a local beekeeper if you find a swarm of honey bees.
Honey production guide for Michigan beekeepers
Published on March 17, 2023
A guide from MSU Extension and the Center for Regional Food Systems outlines best practices for processing and selling liquid honey for beekeepers who make $15,000 or less in annual honey sales.
Getting Started with Beekeeping
The Michigan Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference offers multiple educational opportunities, including a session for people interested in learning to keep honey bees and support pollinator health. (RUP credits available)
Blueberry-focused pollination workshop takes place February 22
Published on February 8, 2023
Find out what the buzz is all about. Join MSU experts to learn more about pollination at our blueberry-focused hands-on workshop.
Online course on pollinator protection for land managers is now available
Published on January 30, 2023
People who work in landscaping and land management in Michigan can earn one restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in this free, self-paced, online course.
Third annual MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference focuses on food and animal production
Published on January 19, 2023
The MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference offers an array of free educational sessions on food and animal production from February 27 through March 10.
Needs assessment of Michigan small-scale beekeepers
Published on December 8, 2022
Results from a 2021 survey that Michigan State University Extension administered to beekeepers and people interested in keeping honey bees.
The Micro Farm Program: A USDA crop insurance program that can benefit beekeepers
Published on December 1, 2022
This crop insurance program can help small-scale producers like beekeepers manage financial risk.
Managed Pollinator Protection Plan update from Michigan State University Extension
Published on November 29, 2022
Education and outreach in Michigan to support pollinator health in Michigan through education and outreach for judicious use of pesticides and increasing pollinator habitat.
Apiculture Extension update from Michigan State University Extension
Published on November 28, 2022
Education and outreach in Michigan to support beekeepers and honey bees.
What spotted lanternfly means for beekeepers with Dr. Robyn Underwood
This video focuses on spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that has been found in Michigan, and its potential impact on honey bees and beekeepers. Pennsylvania has dealt with spotted lanternflies for years and can offer its experience to Michigan beekeepers on what they may be able to expect.
Heroes to Hives online program moves to Michigan Food & Farming Systems for the 2023 beekeeping season
Published on October 31, 2022
Michigan State University Extension continues to provide educational resources and host hands-on beekeeping workshops to veterans and the program.
Large-scale pollinator habitat through the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund's Seed a Legacy program
Learn about the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund's Seed a Legacy program, which supports large-scale pollinator habitat. Jeremy Rhodes shares his experience and provide a case study, and Elsa Gallagher, Habitat Program Coordinator for the Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund, speaks about about the program.
New edition of Tools for Varroa Management from the Honey Bee Health Coalition
Published on August 25, 2022
The new edition includes extensive revisions, treatment tables, and updates for beekeepers to manage Varroa mites.
Starting and Keeping Bees in Michigan: Rules and Regulations
Published on July 11, 2022
Before keeping bees in any state, it is important to know all the rules and regulations to make sure your apiary can run smoothly, and the health of your bees and your neighbors are protected.
Farm Budgets: Turning Your Beekeeping Hobby into a Business
Learn how to turn your beekeeping hobby into a farm business
Flowering Bee Lawns with James Wolfin
Learn how to support pollinators by turning your grass into a flowering bee lawn