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

By , on November 24th, 2014

2015 Beginning Beekeeping Class in Lansing

Here is the information for this years Center of Michigan Beekeepers class.

COMB (Center of Michigan Beekeepers) will hold our 6th annual winter beginners beekeeping classes. The class will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. …

By , on November 20th, 2014

Early November in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Joel Lantz, a beekeeper from Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and an MBA district representative, sent us this photo of his apiary (at least, what you can see of it) after the early November snows of 2014.  And you thought …

By , on November 13th, 2014

USDA to Invest $4 Million for Midwest Honey Bee Conservation

We have received the following from Mike Hansen, State Apiarist (Michigan)…

I realize this information has been in the news recently, but it would not hurt to share the link to USDA’s website (see link below) for people who may …