Heroes to Hives

Bee Wise Farms’ Heroes to Hives 2022 Workshops

Instructor: Dr. Adam Ingrao adam@miffs.org
Training Location: Bee Wise Farms, 10192 State Highway M28, Newberry, MI 49868

These are FREE Workshops for military veterans and their dependents registered for the Heroes to Hives program through Michigan State University. You MUST be currently registered in the Heroes to Hives program to participate in these events. REGISTER NOW AT www.HEROESTOHIVES.com

EVENT REGISTRATION: You do not need to register for these events. Just show up at the farm on the date and time of the event.

Bee Wise Farms’ Site Expectations

  • You must bring your own veil and gloves to each session. No outside smokers or hive tools will be allowed at BWF.
  • Participants are required to wear veils/protective clothing while in the apiary, and dress appropriately for working outdoors with bees. 
  • No one under 18 is allowed at our on-ground trainings.
  • Please let the instructors know of any movement/lifting restrictions, and work slowly and in pairs to prevent injury
  • Please discuss the risks of beekeeping with your physician, and decide with them if you should get an epipen, or undergo testing for potential allergies. 
  • You do not need any experience working bees to take part in this program.
  • You do not need to own bees to participate in the program (I prefer you don’t have bees this year if you have never kept bees before).
  • There is no smoking allowed at BWF (besides the smoker for your bees, of course). 
  • Colonies in the teaching apiaries are not to be opened until after a smoker is lit.  During class times, colonies will not be opened without instructor permission.  
  • Be respectful.  Make sure that you help maintain a supportive and productive learning environment. Offensive behavior and/or language towards others will not be tolerated.
  • Although you will be taught proper hive handling skills, getting stung is part of beekeeping. If this is not okay with you then you may want to rethink beekeeping.
  • Workshops are not recorded. We do not film workshops as it is a distraction to attendees and instructors. 
SPECIAL NOTE: ALL ON-GROUND WORKSHOP DATES MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER. ALL SCHEDULE CHANGES  WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE, THE HEROES TO HIVES FB PAGE, AND BEE WISE FARMS FB AND INSTAGRAM PAGES. IF CHANGES OCCUR THEY WILL BE POSTED AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE EACH SESSION.

On-ground Workshops: Dates and times of each workshop are listed below. All BWF H2H Open Apiary Hours listed below will be in the field working live bee hives and conducting seasonally appropriate management. 

JUNE

  • 25th 12pm - 3pm: H2H Open Apiary Hours at Bee Wise Farms 10192 State Highway M-28, Newberry, MI.

  • JULY

  • 16th 12pm - 3pm: H2H Open Apiary Hours at Bee Wise Farms 10192 State Highway M-28, Newberry, MI.

  • AUGUST

  • 20th 12pm - 3pm: H2H Open Apiary Hours at Bee Wise Farms 10192 State Highway M-28, Newberry, MI.

  • SEPTEMBER

  • 17th 12pm - 3pm: H2H Open Apiary Hours at Bee Wise Farms 10192 State Highway M-28, Newberry, MI.
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    These are FREE Workshops for military veterans and their dependents registered for the Heroes to Hives program through Michigan State University. You MUST be currently registered in the Heroes to Hives program to participate in these events. REGISTER NOW AT www.HEROESTOHIVES.com