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 …

By , on March 28th, 2015

Matthew Smith – Maker of the Spring Conference Bee Skep

Letter to MI Beekeeepers - Matthew Smith

By , on March 16th, 2015

HAS 2015 Conference in Albion, Michigan




MBA-postcard-email 2

By , on March 12th, 2015

Building a Mini-Nuc Plans

A new set of plans on how to build a mini-nuc has been added to the “In the Beekeepers Workshop” page on the MBA web site.  These plans include a survey (Part 1) of the topic, including the “whats”, …