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Heroes to Hives provides veterans with beekeeping education and training from Michigan State University Extension and its partners, Michigan Food & Farming Systems, University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program, University of Missouri Extension Heroes to Hives, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program. The program serves Veterans, Reservists, Active Duty or National Guard members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their adult children, spouses, partners and caregivers.
2023 Heroes to Hives Online Program
The online portion of the Heroes to Hives program moved from Michigan State University to Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS). Registration for the 2023 online program closed on February 28th, 2023. MIFFS will email enrolled participants educational content monthly from March 2023 through November 2023.
Heroes to Hives In-Hive Beekeeping Training
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension and other Heroes to Hives partners host in-hive beekeeping workshops. MSU Extension's workshops cover beginning and seasonal beekeeping topics like hive handling, colony inspections, and pest and pathogen management.
MSU Extension's Heroes to Hives workshops will be posted on MSU Extension's page of pollinator & pollination events, and Michigan participants enrolled in the 2023 Heroes to Hives online program will also receive an email about opportunities to register. Participants who are currently enrolled in Heroes to Hives or who were enrolled in previous years are welcome to register for MSU Extension's workshops. Students can choose to participate in one or many sessions.
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.