By , on July 20th, 2015

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) 2015 Conference

The 2015 Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) annual conference will be held in Guelph, Ontario, on August 10 through August 14.  This is one of the three “biggies” in the bee world.

Go to and check it out and …

By , on June 25th, 2015

Beekeeping in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula

Most of Michigan’s trolls don’t realize just how active the U.P. beekeepers are!  Recently, Terry Toland, MBA President, ventured north and paid a visit to the Superior Beekeeping Club.  Here is a report, from the UP’ers’ point of view.…

By , on June 13th, 2015

Hive House For Rest and Rejuvination

Joel Lantz, well known beekeeper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, has embarked on a project that should be of interest to a lot of be7007074ekeepers.  He is building a “Hive House” which is a small building housing …

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 …

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 …