Heroes to Hives – [East Lansing, MI]
Veterans – Beekeeping, Peer Support
Contact: (517) 355-1855
Service Area: MI
Description: Through Michigan University, Heroes to Hives offers Veterans a chance to reconnect with their brothers and sisters in arms with a common mission of protecting the most important managed pollinator on the planet.
Training the Next Generation of Beekeepers Their focus is to educate Veterans to be the next generation of small-scale beekeepers and believe that Veterans are the best positioned demographic to fill this important service for US agriculture. That through beekeeping Veterans can continue to serve their country as they transition from protecting our national security to our food security. They support Veterans through comprehensive training, a supportive community, access to the most current scientific knowledge, and a network of Veteran beekeepers across the country.
Community Building is a specific focus of the Heroes to Hives program and a Veteran centered approach to teaching and engagement and allows Veterans to feel comfortable and supported in a peer network of Veteran beekeepers. Students also engage their larger communities through "live hive" demonstrations of beekeeping management techniques at beekeeping events in Michigan.