Happy Birthday Michigan!
Did you know that Michigan is home to over 450 native bee species? And that they provide a vital source of pollination for our agricultural crops and wildflowers.
The honey bee however, isn’t native to Michigan. They were first introduced to the United States in Virginia of 1622, and by the year 1776, they swarmed their way here to Michigan. And since then, Michigan continually ranks in the top ten honey-producing states, and plays a huge role in beekeeping history?
There are 21 beekeeping clubs here in Michigan with local ordinances that supports beekeeping in cities like Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor.
You can support a local beekeeper by planting pollinator friendly flowers and not spraying lawns with harmful chemicals. We all can play our part in helping to save the bees here in Michigan and far beyond.
What are you planting this spring to help out our pollinators? Leave your comment below.
Written by Detroit Hives
As of February 2022, Kendra Higgins is the new owner of Homesteaders of Michigan after purchasing the business outright from Founder, Kayla.
It’s been wonderful working with you all to create this virtual community of homesteaders, gardeners, and farmers. I wish you all the best – you’re in better hands than before and I look forward to seeing this community grow! – Kayla
Meet Nicole and Robert Goetz of Frontiere Farmhouse, right outside of Marshall, Michigan.
“We own nine acres in Calhoun County Michigan, where we raise pastured poultry for meat and eggs, pigs, and rare breed Jacob sheep. We have some pet goats, a bunch of geese, and a dog and a cat. Robert is a full-time engineer, and Nicole runs the farm full time.
We bought this property four years ago, in December 2016. We started gardening on the porch of our duplex the summer before, and decided we needed way more room.”
Meet Kate from Galesburg, MI. Kate has been part of the Homesteaders of Michigan community since its inception in early 2019 and I was so happy to partner with her during our "A Few Of Our Favorite Things" photo challenge on Instagram, where she participated as a...
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