What we support.
Each year the Michigan Honey Festival searches for a group that we can
help. Our focus will always be on education, as can be seen on our mission statement. Look here for the past recipients of funds raised through such means as the custom hive contest.
The Michigan Honey Festival would like to express their sincerest thanks to the many fine businesses, bee clubs, and individuals for their continued support. Without your generosity we could not continue our mission of education. Thank you!
Please go to our sponsor page, patronize these businesses, & most of all, thank them for their support!
Press release 10/3/2014:
4th Annual Michigan Honey Festival Returns to Frankenmuth!
The Michigan Honey Festival Board of Directors has announced the 4th annual Michigan Honey Festival to be held again at....... Read More
April: Beginning beekeeping classes are being held around the state. Usually at the many beekeeping club meetings. Check our calender below for times and locations of a bee club near you.
Bee Delivery Most bees in the state will be delivered this month. Are you ready?
Are Bees Deaf?
This has been a controversy for many years.In fact, it was part of a study by Aristotle as it was speculated there was more to the "bee dance" than meets the eye!
This article does a lot of explaining and shows the laboratory test that was done to prove one way or the other. Interesting reading!
Bloom Dates: We came across this really nice chart for flowers "bloom times" from Michigan Flower Farm.
This other chart comes from M.S.U. which shows the peak times.
Speaking of charts, here is another one that we came across that gets real detailed for our area. Called the Eastern Broadleaf Forrest Pollinator Guide
2015 Festival Featured Speaker!
Marina Marchese well known honey Sommelier is excited to come to the 4th Annual Michigan Honey Festival in August. She brings her expertise as the only American to complete the training and be accepted into the Italian Registry of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey (L’Albo degli Esperti in Analisi sensoriale del Miele Read her bio here and plan on getting to the festival for this rare chance to listen to such an authority on honey tasting!
CUSTOM HIVE CONTEST!