By , on December 18th, 2014

Neonicotinoids: A Brief Review of the Science

Science magazine recently published an article (November 14, 2014, Vol 346, Issue 6211, pages 806-807) reviewing the science behind the concern with neonicotinoids and honey bees.  This article is of particular interest for several reasons.

First, the whole issue …

By , on December 18th, 2014

The Head-Scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees

Here is another interesting article from the New York Times regarding colony collapse disorder.  The article, published on September 28, 2014, is accompanied by a video.  Of particular interest to Michigan beekeepers is that David Hackenberg, who was the featured …

By , on December 18th, 2014

New York Times Opinion Piece on Colony Collapse Disorder

The New York Time, an institution well known for its conservative stand on just about everything, published an guest opinion article by Mark Winston.  Winston is a honey bee researcher at the Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada).  The op-ed piece …

By , on December 9th, 2014

2015 GAAMPs and Beekeeping

Some beekeepers have expressed concern that the State of Michigan has been up to no good with the proposed changes to the 2015 GAAMPs.

A typical question that has come to the MBA follows.

“What is the response of the

By , on November 24th, 2014

2015 Beginning Beekeeping Class in Lansing

Here is the information for this years Center of Michigan Beekeepers class.

COMB (Center of Michigan Beekeepers) will hold our 6th annual winter beginners beekeeping classes. The class will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. …