By , on March 21st, 2014

To Wear Gloves Or Not To Wear Gloves? That Is The Question.

(submitted by Don Schram)
I’m sometimes asked by beekeepers, mostly beginning, as to what kind of gloves I use, and what would I suggest they buy when starting out?

The short answer is: Whatever you’re comfortable with.

When you’re a …

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By , on February 27th, 2014

Vendors at the 2014 MBA Spring Conference

The vendor list and table floor plan has been published for the 2014 MBA spring conference.  We are pleased to announce that our vendor area has grown and several new vendors will be attending the conference.

Most vendors appreciate pre-conference …

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By , on February 26th, 2014

MI beekeepers/farmers eligble for USDA funds

The original link is here:

http://www.boston.com/business/news/2014/02/25/usda-spending-feed-honeybees-midwest/XqWNlgiWGeATZG4bYFFW0K/story.html

I asked “I am sure I will get questions from beekeepers/growers about how to apply for it… I am assuming that the funds will be distributed based on area of planting etc (like how …

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By , on February 26th, 2014

Is Honey You Buy At The Store Really What It Says It Is?

Michigan beekeeper’s are well aware of the issues surrounding the labeling of commercially sold honey.  We are talking about the honey consumers buy in the grocery store.  This honey is commonly labelled “pure clover” honey, or “tropical organic” honey.  Since …

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By , on February 26th, 2014

Winter Loss Survey – Michigan Beekeepers Encouraged to Participate

Editor’s note:  We received this communication from Mike Hansen, the State Apiarist with the Michigan Department of Agriculture…

The Bee Informed Partnership  www.beeinformed.org will again be conducting a winter bee loss survey in the US this Spring.  The Apiary Inspectors …

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