Our Mission Statement:
Our purpose as a nonprofit (501C3) organization will be to educate the public about the role that the honeybee plays in our own existence. This is achieved through programs made available to the public with emphasis on educational programs starting at the elementary level and working with seminars, hands on demonstrations, through electronic media & a yearly Honey Festival.
What we support with our proceeds each year.
Through support from donors like you and other various fundraisers throughout the year, we are able to continue our mission to support education. Please join us to help these worthy projects we work so hard for!
- 2013: The beginning. Roland Warner beekeeping club became the first recipient of the Michigan Honey Festival. The beekeeping group overseen by mentor Mike Wiltse a special education teacher helps students learn through group involvement.
- 2014: Aquinas college's newly formed beekeeping group was chosen by the board of directors of the Michigan Honey Festival to receive monies raised by a custom hive contest and other fundraisers.
- 2015: Chatfield Elementary School. Our support will help them expand their beekeeping program.
- 2016: Farmer Veteran Coalition - Michigan Chapter. This program is to help U.S. Veterans with grants, equipment, training, etc. to get into beekeeping as a business. Find out more by visiting Farmers Veteran Coalition.
Custom Hive Contest!
Sponsored by Golden Harvest Apiaries
$500 in total cash prize money!
What to do when at the Festival
Speakers - Presenters - Demonstrations-Contests
This lineup is subject to change with schedule conflicts, etc.