By , on January 6th, 2015

Silent Auction at 2015 Spring Conference

We will again be holding the popular “silent auction” at the 2015 spring conference.  The auction is being handled by Dean and Lois Cross.  If you have items you wish to donate to the silent auction, then please contact Dean …

By , on December 18th, 2014

Neonicotinoids: A Brief Review of the Science

Science magazine recently published an article (November 14, 2014, Vol 346, Issue 6211, pages 806-807) reviewing the science behind the concern with neonicotinoids and honey bees.  This article is of particular interest for several reasons.

First, the whole issue …

By , on December 18th, 2014

The Head-Scratching Case of the Vanishing Bees

Here is another interesting article from the New York Times regarding colony collapse disorder.  The article, published on September 28, 2014, is accompanied by a video.  Of particular interest to Michigan beekeepers is that David Hackenberg, who was the featured …

By , on December 18th, 2014

New York Times Opinion Piece on Colony Collapse Disorder

The New York Time, an institution well known for its conservative stand on just about everything, published an guest opinion article by Mark Winston.  Winston is a honey bee researcher at the Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada).  The op-ed piece …

By , on December 9th, 2014

2015 GAAMPs and Beekeeping

Some beekeepers have expressed concern that the State of Michigan has been up to no good with the proposed changes to the 2015 GAAMPs.

A typical question that has come to the MBA follows.

“What is the response of the