By , on July 19th, 2016

Pomegranate flowers with bees

Pomegranate flowers with bees

Zachary Huang, MSU

In 2008 I drove to Boston GA to do a study on how transportation affects honey bees. I was hosted by Dennie Best and his father, Oren Best at their bee farm. Behind …

By , on July 13th, 2016

Heartland Apicultural Society Meeting this Weekend

HEARTLAND APICULTURAL SOCIETY

    July 14 – 16

BOWLING GREEN, KY

Preregistration is now open for HAS conference until July 8th.    You may sign up online or download the form and mail it in.  The conference is 3 days; however, you …
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,