By , on May 26th, 2015

Not Pretty Flowers, but Bees Love ‘Em — Autumn olive.

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

The autumn olives (wolf berry, Russian olive) are in peak bloom now but yesterday (May 22, 2015), being so cool (17 C), I found only a few bees on them.  In 2006, when I took …

By , on May 15th, 2015

Breeding a Better Queen for Michigan

Editor’s note:  We received the following communication from Meghan Milbrath, Coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative and also the Northern Bee Network…

Hello all –
Purdue University has been breeding queens from colonies with high grooming behavior – selecting for …

By , on March 30th, 2015

The Healthy Food/Healthy Bees Connection is here!

Looking For an Organic Farm to Place Your Bees? Looking for Bees for your Organic Farm?

 The Healthy Food/Healthy Bees Connection is here!

I am partnering with John Hooper of the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance ( to bring …

By , on March 28th, 2015

Matthew Smith – Maker of the Spring Conference Bee Skep

Letter to MI Beekeeepers - Matthew Smith

By , on March 16th, 2015

HAS 2015 Conference in Albion, Michigan




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