By , on June 23rd, 2016

Bees on catalpa leaves wanted…

Ok, I have seen bees foraging on catalpa flowers, many years ago. In fact here are some pictures I took, in 2005 (date stamp: 2005-06-18 10:31:24).

I remember this was in Okemos, behind the Quality Dairy Store near Grand River …

By , on June 16th, 2016

Time to MiteCheck!

MiteCheck is an online platform that allows beekeepers to enter the varroa mite levels you find in your colonies after monitoring using the powdered sugar roll test.  Participating in this online platform will provide critical information about the health of …

By , on June 15th, 2016

Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

Contact(s): Mark Kuykendall , Zachary Huang

New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites – the Varroa mite – has scientists edging closer to regulating them.

“If you know your enemies better,

By , on May 16th, 2016

Grand Valley State University will conduct summer research on managed honey bee colony nutrition and develop mobile phone application for beekeepers.

The GVSU beekeepers are a student organization at Grand Valley State

University. They manage a few hives on the Sustainable Agriculture Project on

the main Allendale campus as well as on the Meijer Campus in Holland. For the

past 2 …

By , on April 28th, 2016

Michigan Queen Rearing Course – Saturday June 25

The Center of Michigan Beekeepers (COMB) club is holding a queen rearing class on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26.  The class will be instructed by  Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Michigan State University Professor Emeritus of Entomology. Roger …