By , on January 18th, 2017

MBA Spring Conference 2017

2017 Spring Conference (update: Jan. 16, 2017)

All folks interested in bees are welcomed to attend!

This year’s Spring Conference will be held at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus during ANR week on Friday, March

By , on January 17th, 2017

Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production
 Zachary Huang, Michigan State University
1. Value of honey bee pollination in Michigan, based on 2015 data

The Western honey bee Apis mellifera plays a crucial role

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. …