Beekeeping Workshop at Bay Mills Community College in Brimley, MI

June 22, 2024 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Bay Mills Community College, 10135 W Mills Rd, Brimley, MI 49715

Contact: Ana Heck

Logo for Waishkey Bay Farm, Bay Mills Community College.

Join Michigan State University for lunch and a beekeeping workshop. Lunch will be provided and will be with veterinary practitioners who are learning about honey bee care and medicine. The hands-on beekeeping workshop will cover hive handling, colony inspection, and seasonal beekeeping management.

Members of Great Plains Master Beekeeping can count this workshop toward field training hours.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided.

This event is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances.


  • Registration is required.
  • This event is only for adults (18 years or older).
  • Participants are encouraged to arrive with their own protective gear/clothing. MSU will have veiled beekeeping jackets (sizes M and XXL) for participants to borrow, but protection from stings is not guaranteed.
  • Participants should not bring any other beekeeping equipment besides a beekeeping veil or suit due to biosecurity concerns. Previously used leather gloves will not be permitted.
  • All participants are expected to understand that there is a risk of being stung. If you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to an insect sting, you must receive clearance from a medical professional and the program instructor prior to the event.


Thank you to Waishkey Bay Farm at Bay Mills Community College for co-hosting this workshop.

This work is created with funding from the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) Education, Extension and Training (EET) competitive grants program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) (2202-04170) and the USDA NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Research and Education Grant program (LNC22-468).

This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no 2021-70006-35450] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Thank you to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for securing funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Michigan State University to implement strategies in the Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan.


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