MSU Sentinel Apiary Update: Varroa, European Foulbrood, Swarming, and Honey

Statewide, MSU Sentinel Apiary Project: As part of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Sentinel Apiary program, MSU monitors 6 honey bee apiaries in Michigan. The apiaries are located in Augusta, Benton Harbor, Escanaba, Lake City, Lansing, and Novi. Here are some trends we are seeing: Varroa Results from pre-treatment sampling in June indicated that the … Continue reading MSU Sentinel Apiary Update: Varroa, European Foulbrood, Swarming, and Honey

MSU Sentinel Apiary Update: Varroa, European Foulbrood, Swarms, Weak and Strong Colonies

As part of the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Sentinel Apiary program, MSU monitors 6 honey bee apiaries in Michigan. The apiaries are located in Augusta, Benton Harbor, Escanaba, Lake City, Lansing, and Novi. Here are some trends we are seeing: Varroa mites We monitor colonies monthly throughout the beekeeping season to anticipate spikes in varroa … Continue reading MSU Sentinel Apiary Update: Varroa, European Foulbrood, Swarms, Weak and Strong Colonies