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MSU Provides Queen Rearing Course

Michigan State University Queen Rearing short course teaches the basics of queen rearing.  Learn the basic principles and underlying biology, and practice key methods hands-on. Topics covered include queen and drone mating biology, timing

By , on June 8th, 2015

Bees Swarming Over American Holly

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University
June 7, 2015

By accident I noticed that there are two holly trees in front of the CIPS building (north door) on Saturday (June 6, 2015). I have been meaning to see when this …

By , on June 6th, 2015

Black locust, a major honey plant in Michigan

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

June 6, 2015

I noticed today that flowers of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia, Fabaceae) are nearly gone, so I thought I need to post some of their photos. You might have another …

By , on June 3rd, 2015

Huang’s Mite Research Featured on MSU News

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Here is the link to the news,

The story goes back to 2004, when I invited a friend and colleague, Dr. Yves LeConte, from France to visit China. Prof. Zhijiang Zeng hosted our …

By , on June 1st, 2015

Smoke bush flowers are highly attractive to honey bees and other pollinators

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Smoke bush (smoke tree, Cotinus coggygria, Anacardiaceae) is in the sumac family. It is called “smoky bush” because the long stalk-like structure supporting the seeds (most stalks are empty with a few seeds …