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MSU Apiculture Extension Webinars

Upcoming WebinarS

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    Past webinars

    Michigan Beekeeping Q&A Webinar 10/29/2020

    Thursday, October 29th at 7pm Eastern
    The MSU Apiculture Team will host a questions and answers webinar for Michigan beekeepers. You must register in advance for the webinar. Please note that the registration process has changed from previous webinars. You may submit beekeeping questions prior to the webinar using our online form.


    Michigan Beekeepers' Association Virtual Conference 10/17/2020


    Michigan Beekeeping Q&A Webinar 9/30/2020

    Watch an unedited version of the webinar on our Facebook page (you will have to wait or skip ahead to find the point at which the webinar begins).



    Ever wonder who is pollinating the fruits and veggies on urban farms? What bees visit the flowers in our cities? MSU and Detroit Hives invite you to learn about the bees that thrive in the city.  Sarah Scott from OSU will give an overview of the bees you are likely to find in your garden, what roles these bees play in pollination and food production, and how to encourage more to move into your neighborhood. Dr. Kelsey Graham will highlight the wool carder bee - a unique pollinator with some crazy antics. Join us as we get to know the bees that thrive in the city!

    Pollinator habitat: making every acre the best it can be


    First-Year Colonies: Getting Ready for Bees

    Watch the webinar recording of First-Year Colonies: Getting Ready for Bees
    Supplemental materials: 

    First-Year Colonies: What to Do When the Bees Arrive

    Supplemental materials: 

    Established Colonies: Early-Season Management

    Supplemental material: MSU Bee Blog (subscribe for updates), especially the Early Spring Management post

    Established Colonies: Preparing for Swarm Season

    Michigan Beekeeping: Questions & Answers Webinars

    These webinars were intended for all small-scale beekeepers, regardless of whether their colonies are new or overwintered/established.  

    Recording from Q&A webinar held on June 3rd, 2020

    Recording from Q&A webinar held on June 30th, 2020

    Recording from Q&A webinar held on August 5th, 2020

    VARROA Webinars

    keep bees alive: Why did my bees die?

    Supplemental material: Why Did My Bees Die? handout

    keep bees alive: understanding varroa risk

    Supplemental material: Varroa Mite Monitoring handout

    Keep bees alive: making a plan for varroa