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 http://www.greenhousegrower.com/news/the-top-100-growers-talk-pollinator-health/

By , on September 20th, 2014

A Proposed Change to the MBA Constitution

The MBA constitution provides authority (at the discretion of the MBA Board) for the local clubs to collect membership dues for the MBA, the state-wide Association.  In 2010, the MBA changed from a manual system to an on-line membership system.  …

By , on September 19th, 2014

2014 Candidates for the MBA Board

The slate of candidates for the 2014 MBA board election has been announced.  The candidates are:

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

By , on September 14th, 2014

Yellowjackets not as smart as honey bees

At least when it comes to finding their nest entrance…

Because our great leader Obama said “mow less” (in his recent Presidential Memorandum), so I skipped two weeks of mowing, i.e. this is about 21 days after last time I …