By , on March 15th, 2013

Scott, Beam My Bees!

by Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

or rather, beam my bee hives!

Except now the beaming is not to teleport your bee hives, but rather, to sterilize everything (i.e. nosema spores, American Foulbrood, European foulbrood, viruses) without melting your …

By , on October 11th, 2012

Varroa Mite Reproductive Biology

Also at eXtension.org: http://www.extension.org/pages/65450/varroa-mite-reproductive-biology

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

The varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) is an ecto-parasite of the Western honey …

By , on January 27th, 2012

Canada Winter Losses for Winter 2010-2011

Here is a report from our neighbors to the north (Canada for those who are directionally challenged) about winter loss of managed honey bee colonies during the winter of 2010-2011 (last winter).  In Canada, there was a reported loss …

By , on September 30th, 2011

Monsanto Buys Remembee

From Monsanto’s Web Page…

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today (Sep 28, 2011) announced it has acquired Beeologics, which researches and develops biological tools to provide targeted control of pests and diseases.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Beeologics …

By , on September 11th, 2011

Effects of Nosema on Honey Bee Behavior and Physiology

What is Nosema apis? What is Nosema ceranae?  What can they do to your bees?

This review by Zachary Huang was published jointly in American Bee Journal (September issue, 2011) and Bee Culture (Sept, 2011).

In addition, it was …