By , on July 3rd, 2015

MSU Provides Queen Rearing Course

Michigan State University Queen Rearing short course teaches the basics of queen rearing.  Learn the basic principles and underlying biology, and practice key methods hands-on. Topics covered include queen and drone mating biology, timing of

By , on June 25th, 2015

Beekeeping in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula

Most of Michigan’s trolls don’t realize just how active the U.P. beekeepers are!  Recently, Terry Toland, MBA President, ventured north and paid a visit to the Superior Beekeeping Club.  Here is a report, from the UP’ers’ point of view.


By , on June 13th, 2015

Hive House For Rest and Rejuvination

Joel Lantz, well known beekeeper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, has embarked on a project that should be of interest to a lot of be7007074ekeepers.  He is building a “Hive House” which is a small building housing several …

By , on June 8th, 2015

Bees Swarming Over American Holly

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University
June 7, 2015

By accident I noticed that there are two holly trees in front of the CIPS building (north door) on Saturday (June 6, 2015). I have been meaning to see when this tree …

By , on June 6th, 2015

Black locust, a major honey plant in Michigan

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

June 6, 2015

I noticed today that flowers of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia, Fabaceae) are nearly gone, so I thought I need to post some of their photos. You might have another 1-2 …