MSU Extension co-hosts Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Virtual 2021 Fall Conference 10/22-10/23

The Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Virtual Conference promises content sure to interest beekeepers, people considering beekeeping, honey bee enthusiasts, and hive product developers.

A beekeeper inspects a colony in an apiary
A beekeeper inspects a colony in an MSU Extension and Education Apiary. Photo by Dan Wyns.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will co-host the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Conference, which will be held virtually October 22nd-23rd, 2021. Beekeepers and people interested in learning more about beekeeping, honey bees, and hive products are welcome to attend.

The Michigan Beekeepers’ Association celebrates its 156 years of serving Michigan beekeepers, and the association supports over 30 local beekeeping clubs in Michigan. Past conferences hosted by the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association have received over 600 attendees.

The evening of Friday, 10/22 will feature 2 keynote presentations: Terry Kane will speak on climate change and its effect on honey bees and local pollinators, and Bill Hesbach will present on insulation and ventilation for overwintering hives.

On Saturday, 10/23, there will be 4 tracks: 1) creative products from the hive, 2) beekeeping practices and philosophies, 3) beekeeping strategies, and 4) beekeeping research and other good stuff.

Presentations from Michigan State University Extension include:

MSU Extension has many helpful resources and service that can benefit small-scale, sideliner, and commercial beekeeping operations. Learn more about beekeeping, gardening in Michigan, the MSU Product Center, farm management resources, and the Heroes to Hives beekeeping program for veterans.

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.

All dates, times, presenters, and topics are subject to change and cancelation. Registration will close midnight on Thursday, 10/21. 

Register for the Michigan Beekeepers’ Association’s Fall Conference

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