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  • Pollinators & Pollination

    MSU Extension's focus on pollinators and pollination brings together educators and researchers who are working with experts around the country to provide the latest information through webinars, seminars, online resources and email newsletters.

  • Why Veterans Matter

    Published on November 5, 2018
    Guest Adam Ingrao, a former US Army soldier, devotes his life to making sure no veteran is left behind through MSU Extension services.

  • Heroes to Hives

    A unique program offered through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.

  • Extension Master Gardener Training

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is an adult horticulture education and volunteer leader training program committed to improving science-based horticulture information in communities throughout the state. This course is currently being offered via Zoom and D2L.

  • Pollinator Champions

    Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced online course offered by MSU. The course is packed full of videos, articles and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Everyone is welcome to learn about pollinators for free, but for a small fee, you can receive a certificate and materials to help you give presentations about pollinators.

  • Aug 3

    Bug Lunch 4-H SPIN club

    August 3, 2021 – August 24, 2021 Tuesdays August 3-24 @ 12PM EST Online via Zoom

    Come to Bug Lunch to learn more about the wonderful world of insects!

  • May 3

    CANCELLED: MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Fall Virtual Plants and Their Partners Interactive Week-long Series

    May 3, 2021 – May 7, 2021 1 pm EST Online

    Explore the world of plants as you visit MSU Tollgate Farm virtually to explore plant and animal interdependence and the important of plants, pollinators, and pollination.

  • The Wonders of Wild Bees: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on April 6, 2021

    Researcher Rufus Isaacs explains the unique role of wild bees and why we should all care about declining bee populations.

  • Solar Pollinator Virtual Field Day #1

    Published on September 1, 2020

    Pollinator habitat establishment – Esther Durnwald. The first video in a three part series as part of Virtual Field Days.

  • Solar Pollinator Virtual Field Day #2

    Published on September 8, 2020

    Virtual solar pollinator habitat field day – Rob Davis. The second video in a three part series as part of Virtual Field Days.

  • MSU Tollgate Farm Pollinator Project Video Series: What is a Pollinator? Part 1

    Published on May 20, 2020

    In this segment we ask the driving questions, 'What is a pollinator, and why are they important to us?', meet the bees, and begin an investigation of how we can help our pollinator friends.

  • Solar Pollinator Virtual Field Days #3

    Published on September 15, 2020

    Using controlled burn as a pollinator habitat establishment and maintenance tool – Ryan Koziatek. The last video in a three part series as part of Virtual Field Days.

  • Healing Powers of Honey Bees: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Educator Adam Ingrao describes how honey bees help people view the natural world in a new and healing way.

  • Wild Spartans: All About Honey Bees with with Ana Heck

    Published on February 9, 2021

    In this episode, we talk to an entomologist researching the pollinators of our world. Meet MSU apiculture researcher, Ana Heck, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there as she discusses “All About Honey Bees: Working with a Superorganism” as we discover what the buzz really is about bees!

  • Jackie Albert

    Research Technician Jackie Albert, working with MSU researcher Rufus Isaacs, is studying the best ways to develop pollinator habitats at MSU’s Clarksville Research Center.

  • Honey Bees with Ana Heck

    Published on April 24, 2020

    On our April 24, 2020 Cabin Fever Conversation, we were joined with Ana Heck from MSU's Department of Entomology.

  • Beekeeping for Pollination and Honey

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with beekeeping for pollination and honey

  • Bumble bees of the Great Lakes with David Lowenstein

    Learn more about bumble bee species in Michigan, why some are in decline, and how to help their populations in the following 1 hour webinar.

  • Ana Heck

    Apiculture Extension Educator

  • Meghan Milbrath

    Assistant Professor

  • Sarah Rautio

    Consumer Horticulture Educator