MSUToday
Published: May 30, 2018

The sixth annual Bee Palooza

By: Julianna Wilson office: (517) 432-4766 jkwilson@msu.eduContact(s): Rufus Isaacs Entomology isaacsr@msu.edu

The third week of June is National Pollinator Week, and Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology will be involved in multiple fun and educational events planned to focus on pollinators.

The sixth annual Bee Palooza will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 24 at the Horticultural Demonstration Gardens. This is a free, fun and educational event to provide an afternoon of interactive activities centered on understanding the wonderful world of pollinators.

The Horticultural Demonstration Gardens will be dotted with displays on honey bees, bumble bees, bee hotels, wild bees of Michigan, plants to support pollinators and how important bees and other pollinators are for our food supply. 

Hands-on workshops will help you experience ‘being a bee’, allow you to plant some native seeds and show you how to identify different pollinators in your garden. 

For updates and more information visit www.beepalooza.org or our Facebook Event page.

Other events celebrating National Pollinator Week include: 

  • Visitors can come to the MSU Bug House from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 24 to learn about all the other insects, spiders and millipedes. 
  • A Bees and Brews version of Biology on Tap will begin at 7:30 p.m. on June 20 at The Loft in Lansing. Enjoy short talks from local experts about honey bees, wild bees and monarch butterflies. This event is limited to people 21 or older.