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Get Started with Beekeeping at 'MI Ag Ideas to Grow With'
Michigan Ag Connection - 01/24/2023

Have you wondered if beekeeping is right for you? Have you considered keeping honey bees to produce honey or increase pollination? Honey bees can be awe-inspiring, but keeping them healthy takes a lot of learning and hard work. Before you get started, find out what costs, time and effort are required. Learn what beekeepers do and where they can go for resources and support.

Join the MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. via Zoom for a live presentation by Ana Heck, apiculture educator at Michigan State University Extension, on how to get started with beekeeping. There is no cost to register, but pre-registration is required.

Michigan is home to many species of bees and other pollinators. You don’t need to become a beekeeper to help take care of our bees! This presentation will also cover pollinator diversity, issues that bees are facing, and what people can do to support pollinator health.

The 2023 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference will be held virtually, Feb. 27-March 10. This two-week program encompasses many aspects of the agricultural industry and offers a full array of educational sessions for farmers and homeowners interested in food production and other agricultural endeavors. While there is no cost to participate, attendees must register to receive the necessary Zoom links. Registrants can attend as many sessions as they would like and are also able to jump around between tracks. RUP and CCA credits will be offered for several of the sessions. More information can be found on the MI Ag Ideas to Grow With webpage at

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