MSU Extension workshops for beekeepers

Join us Sept. 12 or 19 to learn about honey removal from bee hives, mites and wintering strategies.

Michigan State University Extension specialist Walter Pett has placed two demonstration honey bee hives at the Forgotten Harvest Farm near Fenton, Michigan and two at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center near Richville, Michigan. Along with myself, Ben Phillips, we would like to invite beekeepers of all ages and experience levels to learn about the various methods for removing honey from honey bee hives, inspecting the colonies for Varroa mites, and wintering strategies. Bring protective equipment for interacting with demonstration hives.

The first date and location is Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3557 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

The second date and location is Sept. 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Forgotten Harvest Farm, 9153 Major Rd., Fenton, MI 48430.

Both workshops are free, but please register by contacting the Saginaw County MSU Extension office at 989-758-2500 or For handicap accommodations, call Ben Phillips at 616-901-7513.

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