By now many of us have heard all about the Cheeros seed packet saga. General Mills giving away seed packets so you can plant them and help save the bees, in your own little way. There has been a large backlash for this campaign, however. Many of the seeds in the seed packets are considered invasive species in may parts of the U.S. and these seeds could potentially spark another outbreak or worsen the battle against some of these plants. In Michigan, though, these seed packets
The role of Master Naturalist falls in line with those who have an interest in beekeeping. Those who want to do their part to support the environment, to make extra strides on a personal level, can benefit from this course. The classes are geared for those with an interest in understanding ecosystems, helping with projects, and interacting with others of like mind. Studies have shown that students who participated in the Master Naturalist classes came away feeling empowered t
Photo by Sylvia Heaton Anyone in Michigan with an interest in beekeeping would be well served to attend the Spring Beekeeper’s Conference on March 10-11. The event will be held at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus. The sponsors of the conference, the Michigan Beekeeper’s Association, is the oldest bee association in the country. The keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Seeley, is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University.