Heroes to Hives

Heroes to Hives is a unique program offered through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.

Online Course Events Beekeeping & Pollinators


Heroes to Hives Online Program

Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) runs the Heroes to Hives national and online program. For information about the Heroes to Hives national and online program, please visit MIFFS's Heroes to Hives webpage. Please direct questions to Adam Ingrao at adam@miffs.org.

MSU Extension Heroes to Hives Beekeeping Workshops

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension hosts Heroes to Hives beekeeping workshops that cover topics like hive handling, colony inspections, and pest and pathogen management. Please direct questions specific to MSU Extension Heroes to Hives beekeeping workshops to h2h@msu.edu.

Michigan State University Extension's Heroes to Hives workshops are open to Veterans, Reservists, Active Duty and National Guard members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their adult children, living and surviving spouses, partners, and caregivers. Participants are not required to be actively enrolled in Michigan Food & Farming System's Heroes to Hives programRegistration is required.

Additional MSU Extension Beekeeping Education Outside of the Heroes to Hives Program

Beekeepers in Michigan can visit MSU Extension's page on getting started with beekeeping in Michigan and MSU Extension Pollinators & Pollination events for additional opportunities outside of the Heroes to Hives program. They can also sign up for the workshops listed below. Registration is required.


This work is supported by the Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans grant, award no. 2021-77028-35274 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.