MSU Apiary Update: European Foulbrood, Swarming, Comb Drawing, & Varroa Treatment

MSU Apiculture Update European Foulbrood (Honey Bee Brood Disease) In early May, we found signs of European Foulbrood (EFB) in 5 colonies in our Lansing yard.  We had moved all of our colonies in Novi to Lansing in April because MSU’s COVID-19 precautions restricted travel to Novi.  We had found European Foulbrood in the Lansing … Continue reading MSU Apiary Update: European Foulbrood, Swarming, Comb Drawing, & Varroa Treatment

American Foulbrood: Be Ready and Be Responsible

We normally use our blog to update beekeepers about the Michigan State University bees we manage. While we haven't identified American Foulbrood (AFB) in our colonies this year, we think it's important for Michigan beekeepers to be prepared to identify and deal with colonies sick from AFB. Brood sick with American Foulbrood. Photo: Dan Wyns … Continue reading American Foulbrood: Be Ready and Be Responsible