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Past MSU Apiculture Extension Webinars

Upcoming webinars

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Past webinars

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

Michigan State University Extension & You:

Past webinars

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.

Resources

Michigan Beekeepers' Association Virtual Conference 10/17/2020

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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).

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DETROIT IS THE PLACE TO BEE!

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

Resources:

First-Year Colonies: Getting Ready for Bees

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