By , on July 30th, 2016

False queen laying eggs

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

At the Friday lab meeting, I was told that one colony has become all “laying workers” by a visiting scholar in my lab, so I decided to take some photos the same day. I have …

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


    July 14 – 16


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 …