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6th ANNUAL: The MSU Department of Entomology hosts the sixth annual Bee Palooza at the MSU Horticulture Gardens June 18.

Celebrate bees at annual Bee Palooza

The third week of June is National Pollinator Week, and MSU has several events planned.

Michigan State University will be buzzing with activity on Father’s Day, June 18, at 1-4 p.m., as the Department of Entomology hosts the sixth annual Bee Palooza at the MSU Horticulture Gardens.

The free event offers educational, interactive activities centered on understanding the world of pollinators. The gardens will be dotted with displays on honeybees, bumblebees, wild bees of Michigan, plants to support pollinators, garden pesticide safety, bee-friendly lawn care, and the importance of bees and other pollinators to the world’s food supply. Hands-on workshops will show how to make a native bee hotel and seed “bombs” to support pollinators, and how to identify different pollinators in gardens. Pollinator-themed face painting will be back by popular demand, too.

The MSU Horticulture Gardens is located on the southwest corner of Bogue Street and Wilson Road on the MSU campus in East Lansing, with ample parking on the west and east side of the gardens. For updates and more information, visit the MSU Bee Palooza website or our Bee Palooza Facebook Event page.

Step in at the Bug House
On the other side of campus in Room 147 of the Natural Science Building, the MSU Bug House will also be open for visitors on the same day, June 18, from 1-4 p.m.

Later in the week, join members of the MSU Department of Entomology for two Lansing events: Biology on Tap 7:30 p.m. June 20 at The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., and Orations & Libations 7-9 p.m. June 22 at American Fifth, 112 N. Larch St. There will be short talks from local experts about the state of pollinators and pollination in Michigan. These two free events (other than the purchase of your desired beverage) are for persons 18 or older. Watch for upcoming information on these events by visiting the events’ websites or going to the MSU Extension Pollinators and Pollination page.

Source: MSU Extension

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