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

By , on January 1st, 2016

2015 in Bees and Flowers

by Zachary Huang, Michigan State University
2015 has just passed. Happy New Year!

Once again I traveled a bit (mostly near Michigan) and have some bees and flowers recorded on my cameras.
Please follow me as I travel (or …

By , on July 3rd, 2015

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 …