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 …

By , on April 14th, 2016

Detroit Beekeeping Class

“Introduction to Beekeeping” is a six-hour intensive workshop that introduces you to the first year of beekeeping.

Think of it as Green Toe Gardens’ “waggle dance”: an opportunity to orient yourself to the realities of

beekeeping in our urban and …

By , on April 12th, 2016

Michigan Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

Do you keep bees in Michigan?  Thinking about keeping beekeeping or selling honey?  MSUE has just developed a new resource that outlines the rules and regulations surrounding honey bees in Michigan.   To learn about restrictions, honey labeling, organic requirements, and …

By , on April 1st, 2016

Colony Loss Survey Now Underway

Editor’s Note:  We received this very important notice from the “Bee Informed Partnership”.  We encourage all beekeepers to participate in this colony loss survey.

Dear Beekeeper,
We need you!  We know it is one of the busiest times of the …