By , on April 7th, 2014

Michigan Spring Flowers [1]: Winter Aconite

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Citation: Huang, Z.Y. 2014. Michigan spring flowers [1]: winter aconite. BeetheBest Blog, http://bees.msu.edu/2014/winter-aconite/. Accessed on {date of your visit}.

Published April 6, 2014
Revised April 8, 2014

Well, spring is finally here in Michigan, …

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By , on February 25th, 2014

Winter mortality at one MSU yard

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Last Saturday the high was about 35F (2C). I thought I would check my bees at one yard. By the time I went there it was 5:48 pm and about 34F. The snow was …

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By , on January 29th, 2014

Single gene separates queen from workers

original url: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/single-gene-separates-queen-from-workers/

 

Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.

A team of scientists from Michigan State University and Wayne State University unraveled the gene’s inner workings and published

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By , on October 28th, 2013

Apis cerana, a bit strange, in its PER

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

The Asian hive bee, Apis cerana (Ac) is said to be better adapted to scattered nectar sources than the European honey bee, A. mellifera (Am) [1]. Both species are kept in China, with about …

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By , on August 12th, 2013

Bees swarming over lotus

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Lotus (Nelumbo), which many people confuses with water lily, is actually now in a different family (Nelumbonaceae). Water lily belongs to family Nympheaceae and has about 70 species. Lotus has only two …

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