By , on July 20th, 2015

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) 2015 Conference

The 2015 Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) annual conference will be held in Guelph, Ontario, on August 10 through August 14.  This is one of the three “biggies” in the bee world.

Go to and check it out and register …

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 of

By , on June 25th, 2015

Beekeeping in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula

Most of Michigan’s trolls don’t realize just how active the U.P. beekeepers are!  Recently, Terry Toland, MBA President, ventured north and paid a visit to the Superior Beekeeping Club.  Here is a report, from the UP’ers’ point of view.


By , on June 13th, 2015

Hive House For Rest and Rejuvination

Joel Lantz, well known beekeeper in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, has embarked on a project that should be of interest to a lot of be7007074ekeepers.  He is building a “Hive House” which is a small building housing several …

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 tree …