By , on April 14th, 2016

Detroit Beekeeping Class

“Introduction to Beekeeping” is a six-hour intensive workshop that introduces you to the first year of beekeeping.

Think of it as Green Toe Gardens’ “waggle dance”: an opportunity to orient yourself to the realities of

beekeeping in our urban and …

By , on April 12th, 2016

Michigan Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

Do you keep bees in Michigan?  Thinking about keeping beekeeping or selling honey?  MSUE has just developed a new resource that outlines the rules and regulations surrounding honey bees in Michigan.   To learn about restrictions, honey labeling, organic requirements, and …

By , on April 1st, 2016

Colony Loss Survey Now Underway

Editor’s Note:  We received this very important notice from the “Bee Informed Partnership”.  We encourage all beekeepers to participate in this colony loss survey.

Dear Beekeeper,
We need you!  We know it is one of the busiest times of the …

By , on March 24th, 2016

Minnesota Confirms Damage, Compensates Beekeepers

Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:58 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Recent legal action has put neonicotinoids in the spotlight once again.

This week, Minnesota’s Department of Agriculture compensated two beekeepers after investigators found that neonicotinoid-filled dust from a neighboring …

By , on March 24th, 2016

Mini-Nuc Video Added to the Beekeeper’s Workshop Series

A new video has been added to “The Beekeeper’s Workshop” series.  The latest is the first of a two-part series on the topic of mini-nucs.  Mini-nucs are half-sized nucleus hives, only a quarter of the size of a standard Langstroth …