Pollinators: Who They Are and How to Help Them - by Vince Ste. Marie of Windy Rock Farm (Manchester, MI)
What is the relationship between pollinators and plants? What contribution do pollinators make to agricultural production? Beyond the well-known honey bees, just who are the pollinators – and what do they need to succeed?
Vince’s family has been beekeeping since 2012 and in 2016, started a specialty nursery featuring primarily Michigan native flowering trees, shrubs and perennial wildflowers of benefit to pollinators.
In addition to his presentation, Vince will bring a selection of plants for sale at the festival. Pre-orders are highly encouraged and can be placed by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone call/text to 734.223.3242. A current Windy Rock Farm/Plants with Purpose catalog is available by e-mail request.
Odd Beehavior - by Charlotte Hubbard
The Bees Knees - by Charlotte Hubbard
The Right to Farm Act - by Mike Hanson, State Inspector
Apitherapy (Bee Venom Therapy) - by Keith & Jessica Steller of Steller Apiaries (Jackson, MI)
Getting Started with Beekeeping - by Ana Heck, MSU Extension
Beekeeping can be a rewarding hobby or business. But beekeeping isn't right for everyone, and many new beekeepers don't stick with it. Learn what to consider before deciding if beekeeping is right for you, and learn what you can do to help pollinators regardless of whether you decide to keep honey bees.