Meghan Milbrath has a vision. In her vision, no Michigan beekeeper would ever have to order bees from another state ever again. How can you, as a local Michigan, hobby beekeeper, help with this? Step one is overwintering your hives successfully (i.e. Varroa mite management). Step two is splitting your hives in the spring to prevent swarming (and to help with mite management). Step three is to sell or donate your extra bees from those splits to other beekeepers in your community through your local bee club. Interested? Hear about the program from Meghan herself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVpOcsls4A. Or learn more at https://pollinators.msu.edu/programs/michigan-local-nuc-program/.
And, if you'd like to volunteer or take part in the A2B2 Nuc Pilot Program, please contact David Kazyak at firstname.lastname@example.org.