By , on November 20th, 2014

Early November in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Joel Lantz, a beekeeper from Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and an MBA district representative, sent us this photo of his apiary (at least, what you can see of it) after the early November snows of 2014.  And you thought …

By , on November 13th, 2014

USDA to Invest $4 Million for Midwest Honey Bee Conservation

We have received the following from Mike Hansen, State Apiarist (Michigan)…

I realize this information has been in the news recently, but it would not hurt to share the link to USDA’s website (see link below) for people who may …

By , on November 4th, 2014

2014 Election Results

At the 2014 Fall Conference Annual Business Meeting the following results were announced for the MBA board elections:

Vice President – Ann Leonard
Treasurer – Steve Tilmann
District 2 Representative – Meghan Milbrath
District 4 Representative – Anne Marie Fauvel…

By , on October 21st, 2014

Michigan Beekeepers Asked to Report on Hopguard Use

We have received the following communication from Mike Hansen, State Apiarist with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division…

The following link to the MSU  ANR News article posted by Julianna Wilson provides …

By , on October 3rd, 2014

Greenhouse Growers Take on Honey Bee Decline

Here is an article that discusses a recent gathering of greenhouse operators and their take on the decline of honey bees.

The Top 100 Growers Talk Pollinator Health