Michigan’s Sentinel Apiary Project

Michigan State University’s Sentinel Apiary Project monitors honey bee colony health and nectar flow across the state. This project aims to provide information about bloom times, diseases, and other potential issues that beekeepers in different locations might experience.

Where are the Sentinel hives in Michigan?

Michigan State University will be monitoring six Sentinel apiary locations:MISentinelMap

  • Central Michigan- Lansing and Battle Creek
  • Southeast Michigan- Novi
  • Southwest Michigan- Benton Harbor
  • Northwest Michigan- Traverse City
  • The Upper Peninsula- Chatham

Ways to stay up to date

We will be publishing updates on the health of the hives, what is blooming, and other relevant information on this website. You can follow the hives, view live hive scale information and receive updates by signing up to receive newsletter updates through the Michigan Beekeepers Association website, and by following the MI Sentinel Apiary Blog. Follow the hives on Instagram at MISentinelApiary. Tune in to see how the ladies are doing!