By , on July 31st, 2016

Honey bees foraging on extrafloral nectaries of Catalpa speciosa, Bignoniaceae

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

There was one post (June 23rd, 2016) of me begging everyone to show me if they saw honey bees foraging on catalpa leaves. No one responded.

On Sunday June 26, I finally had the …

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 …

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. …

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 …

By , on June 15th, 2016

Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

Contact(s): Mark Kuykendall , Zachary Huang

New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites – the Varroa mite – has scientists edging closer to regulating them.

“If you know your enemies