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Michigan Pollinator Protection Plan

The purpose of Michigan’s Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) is to improve and protect the health of  pollinators in Michigan, while simultaneously protecting our crops, property, and human health. The MP3 is non-regulatory; it provides guidance. It is also designed to be flexible, and improves as we receive input from stakeholders, and new strategies become available. Recognizing that all states differ, it is crucial to tailor Michigan’s MP3 to fit individual situations and to encourage strategies that are most applicable to our particular situation. 

The Michigan Pollinator Protection Plan is led through Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). Visit MDARD's website for more information.


  • Rufus Issacs, Michigan State University Department of Entomology
  • Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University Department of Entomology
  • Jamie Ostrowski, Michigan Commercial Beekeepers Association
  • Audrey Sebolt, Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Brian Verhougstraete, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Ana Heck, Michigan State University Extension


  • Michael Hansen, Regional Manager & State Apiarist, MDARD
  • Walter Pett, Professor & Apiculture and Pollination Extension Specialist,  MSU
  • Kevin Robson, Horticulture Specialist, Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Sarah Scott, Research Technician, MSU
  • Jeff Zimmer, Deputy Division Director, MDARD

If you have comments, suggestions, or questions about the Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan, please contact MPI@msu.edu

Beekeeper managing a hive

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