Backyard Beekeeping Workshops | MSU Extension

Backyard Beekeeping Workshops | MSU Extension: “Backyard Beekeeping Workshops Date: March 14, 2015 – March 28, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST Location: Ewen-Trout School, 144 Airport Road, Ewen, MI 49925 Contact: Ontonagon County MSU Extension Office, 906-884-4386, msue66@msu.edu

Beginning Backyard Beekeeping workshop,
Saturday, March 14th at the
Ewen-Trout School,
144 Airport Road, Ewen,
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.
Registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth 12-18 years old includes lunch.
Contact the Ontonagon County MSU Extension at 906-884-4386 or email msue66@msu.edu.

Advanced Backyard Beekeeping workshop,
Saturday, March 28th,
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST,
Ewen-Trout Creek School,
144 Airport Road, Ewen.
Registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth 12-18 years old includes lunch.
Contact the Ontonagon County MSU Extension office at 906-884-4386 or email msue66@msu.edu “

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Saving the bees: 13 groups buzzing with solutions – CSMonitor.com

Saving the bees: 13 groups buzzing with solutions – CSMonitor.com: ” Saving the bees: 13 groups buzzing with solutions Editors’ Picks 4 Free Issues EMAIL MORE Bees play a crucial role in agriculture, helping to produce more than 30 percent of the world’s food supply. These organizations work to protect bees and keep them on the job. By Danielle Nierenberg, Sarah Small, and Max Nathanson, Food Tank MAY 2, 2014 Radu Sigheti/Reuters/FileView Caption Coming in all shapes and sizes, and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture everywhere and represent an irreplaceable link in food production.

From apples and blueberries to almonds and cucumbers, bees help produce more than 30 percent of the world’s food. In fact, according to research from Michigan State University, bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. The economic value of pollination services by bees is $365 billion annually and affects 50-80 percent of the world’s food supply.

Unfortunately, many industrial agricultural practices may endanger the livelihood of these pollinators. The rise of large-scale monoculture crops—including maize, wheat, and rice—can decrease agricultural biodiversity worldwide, according to the American Institute of Biological Sciences.”

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