By , on June 15th, 2016

Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

Contact(s): Mark Kuykendall , Zachary Huang

New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites – the Varroa mite – has scientists edging closer to regulating them.

“If you know your enemies

By , on November 10th, 2012

Bangladesh: bees and people

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

I was in Bangladesh for 2 weeks Oct 10 to Oct 23rd, 2012 for a trip to help with their beekeeping industry. This trip was funded by WinRock International. Over there I visited seven …

By , on October 11th, 2012

Varroa Mite Reproductive Biology

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Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

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

By , on May 15th, 2011

Q&A Regarding Mite Away Quick Strips

Following is a list of Mite Away Quick Strip FAQ’s as offered by David VanderDussen of   The information is based on testing conducted on the MAQS product and are the recommendations of the manufacturer.  I offer a

By , on May 15th, 2011

2011 Ontario Treatment Recommendations for Honey Bee Diseases and Mite Control

We have received from Ontario, Canada, a very comprehensive guide for treating honey bees for various diseases and mite control.  Though Canada has somewhat different legal requirements and restrictiions than does Michigan, the information contained in this guide is …