Images of plants and bumblebees.

Bumblebees, Biologicals, and Blooms

Come enjoy a pleasant day trip in southeast Michigan!

Koppert Biological Systems - Howell, MI
Bordine's Greenhouses - Grand Blanc, MI

Oct. 10, 2019

Did you know... 

Koppert Biological Systems has a base of operations right here in Michigan?

Would you like to come see it?
Come along with the MSU Extension floriculture team on October 10 and you'll be able to: 

   *** Check out their state-of-the-art bumblebee rearing facility (!!!) 
   *** Tour their quality control and distribution center
   *** Meet and chat with a few of their specialists!

After lunch, we'll travel to a fantastic local greenhouse to listen to their story, see some of the technology they employ, and hear about a few of their challenges.

Date: October 10, 2019
Cost: Free!                
Space is limited! Boxed lunch will be provided.

Shuttle service available for those in west Michigan that would prefer not to drive

Shuttle service (optional): $30.00/person
*minimum number of riders required, shuttle departs from Kalamazoo.
8 a.m. - Depart from Kalamazoo
10 a.m. - Arrive at Koppert
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:15 p.m. - Depart for Bordine's
12:45 p.m. - Arrive at Bordine's
2:30 p.m. - Depart for Kalamazoo
4:30 p.m. - Arrive in Kalamazoo
Target audience: This program is designed primarily for commercial greenhouse growers and beekeeping enthusiasts. Prior knowledge and experience is helpful, but not necessary.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

Please more information contact Jeremy Jubenville at or 269-492-2813.