City bees pollinate urban education
By KELLY vanFRANKENHUYZEN
Capital News Service
LANSING — Urban beekeeping is an increasingly popular teaching tool that also provides support for the threatened pollinators. “Rooftops and balconies are great places for beehives in the city because the bees will fly above everyone,” said Meghan Milbrath, the coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative Project. Her program at Michigan State University addresses bee health and pollination across the state. Milbrath coordinates the care of beehives at the Student Organic Farm and the Bailey Greenhouse and Urban Farm at the university. Two hives were installed on a dorm balcony last spring.