The History of Stevens Bee Co: Building a sideline bee breeding operation with Cory Stevens

February 6, 2024 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Online Using Zoom


Contact: Ana Heck

Photo of Cory Stevens in a beekeeping suit holding a frame with brood and pollen from a honey bee hive.

Join Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and Michigan Beekeepers Association, a Zoom webinar with Cory Stevens titled The History of Stevens Bee Co - Building a sideline bee breeding operation on Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern. In the presentation, Cory will also share his experience selecting for mite and disease resistance.

The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be posted to MSU Extension's webpage of pollinator & pollination videos. All programs are subject to change and cancelation.

About the presenter

Cory Stevens comes to us from his 27 acre farm in Bloomfield, Missouri; which he manages for wildlife and pollinator habitat. Cory and his wife Jaime own Stevens Bee Company where they have selected a VSH line of bees they call "Missouri Mite Hunters." Cory is a Past President of Missouri State Beekeepers Association. He was certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Eastern Apicultural Society in 2013, and earned a MS in entomology from University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He was trained by Sue Cobey in 2014 to instrumentally inseminate queen bees. Cory slips bees into random conversation with strangers, and annoys his wife by constantly talking about bees.

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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.

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