Speaker: Mike Connor

Mike Connor is a Certified Arborist, Nursery Grower, and an experienced Beekeeper.  He grew up on an orchard and Christmas tree farm in Southwest Michigan, and purchased his first hive of bees when he was 12 years old.  He is in a unique position to understand the relationships between plants, trees, and bees. Including a 7-year commitment as a Municipal Arborist and Park Superintendent, Mike has spent his entire career growing and caring for plants, trees, and bees.  He is a co-founder of the Grand Rapids Area Bee Club. Mike’s education is from Cornerstone University and MSU, as well as from working with some of the best Beekeepers in the world!

Trees of Life

What better way to start our year of taking inspiration from trees than hearing from someone who has spent a lifetime in love with them?  Our guest speaker, Mike Connor, a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, will share his awe-inspiring wonder of … read more.