FULL: Beekeeping Workshop in Novi, MI

July 23, 2024 6:00PM - 7:30PM

MSU Tollgate Farm & Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI 48377

Contact: Ana Heck

Photo of beekeepers looking into an open honey bee hive.
Photo by Kai Timmons.

Join Michigan State University Extension for one or more beekeeping workshops. The hands-on session will cover hive handling, colony inspection, and seasonal beekeeping management. Workshops are open to beginning and experienced beekeepers. Participants are welcome to sign up for one or multiple workshops.

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

Registration is $20.00 per participant. If the registration fee poses a financial hardship, please email Ana Heck at heckanar@msu.edu to inquire about a fee reduction/waiver. Fee waivers are available to all students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

This event is subject to change or cancelation 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.

Accessibility accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact, Ana Heck, two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.


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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