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Past Webinars

Upcoming webinars

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Videos and webinar recordings

Michigan State University Beekeeping YouTube Channel

Past webinars

Michigan Beekeeping Office Hours: July 13th

Michigan Beekeeping Office Hours: June 1st

Michigan Beekeeping Office Hours: May 4th

Links shared in May 4th webinar:

Michigan Beekeeping Office Hours: April 13th

Flowering Bee Lawns
Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm Eastern:
Flowering Bee Lawns with James Wolfin webinar recording

Michigan Beekeepers' Association and Michigan State University Extension Virtual Fall Beekeeping Conference, 10/22/21-10/23/21

Michigan Beekeeping Webinar August 2021: Jennifer's Apiary Vacation Slideshow with Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda
Monday, August 16th at 7:00pm Eastern
References for Dr. Tsuruda’s presentation for MSU Extension on Aug 16, 2021:

Helpful links mentioned in the webinar:

Michigan Beekeeping Webinar July 2021: Other Pests and Diseases of the Honey Bee with Mark Dykes 
Monday, July 12th at 7:00pm Eastern

Native bees of Michigan: How to identify and support our native pollinators with Dr. Rebecca Tonietto
Thursday, June 17th, 7:00pm Eastern

Michigan Beekeeping Webinar June 2021: Honey Bee Hygienic Behavior and Testing with Anne Marie Fauvel
Monday, June 14th at 7:00pm Eastern

Varroa Update with Kalamazoo Bee Club
Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00pm Eastern
This webinar was not recorded.

Horticulture Café: Pesticide Use for Home Gardeners
Wednesday, May 26th, 6:00pm Eastern

Michigan Beekeeping Webinar May 2021: Colony Inspections through the Seasons with Dr. Katie Lee
Monday, May 24th, 7:00pm Eastern
Thank you to Battle Creek Bee Club for sponsoring and co-hosting the webinar. This webinar was not recorded.


Michigan Beekeeping Webinar April 2021: Bee Plants with Dr. Zachary Huang

The buzz about native bees: The multiple interacting factors that contribute to recent native bee declines with Dr. Michelle Fearon

So You Want to Save the Bees? Community Science Projects to Get Involved with Dr. Rufus Isaacs

Michigan Beekeepers' Association Virtual Spring Conference: evenings of March 3rd-5th and all day on Saturday, March 6th - Michigan State University Extension & You:

MSU Extension Tollgate Farm’s Evening in the Garden, Getting Started with Beekeeping 2/25/2021

MI Ag Ideas to Grow With Conference 2/19/2021

Kalamazoo Bee Club Bee School 2/20/2021 

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

Watch the webinar recording of 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

Watch the webinar recording of 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