Category: beekeeping

Spring flower 9: Hyacinth

Tweet Family Asparagaceae Subfamily Scilloideae Genus Hyacinthus Species H. orientalis Common names hyacinth ZBAS 3 Hyacinth (not water hyacinth, which… read more Spring flower 9: Hyacinth

Spring flower 8: Canola

Tweet Family  Brassicaceae Genus Brassica Species B. napas ZBAS 10 Canada’s canola (rapeseed that is improved by breeding to reduce… read more Spring flower 8: Canola

Spring flower 7: Grape hyacinth

Tweet Family Asparagaceae Subfamily Scilloideae Genus Muscari Common name grape hyacinth, bluebells ZBAS 6 Grape hyacinths are perennial plants with… read more Spring flower 7: Grape hyacinth

Spring flower 4: Christmas rose

Tweet Family Ranunculaceae Genus Helleborus Common name Christmas rose, Lenten rose ZBAS* 8(C. rose),  4(L. rose) Some flowers of the… read more Spring flower 4: Christmas rose

Spring flower 5: Anemone

Tweet Family Ranunculaceae Genus Anemone Species A. blanda Common name Balkan anemone,Grecian windflower, winter windflower ZBAS* 6 The Greek anemone… read more Spring flower 5: Anemone

Spring flower 2: Crocus

Tweet Family Iridaceae Genus Crocus Species C. chrysanthus, C. vernus Common names crocus ZBAS*: 9 Crocus flowers is common in… read more Spring flower 2: Crocus

Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Tweet Value of honey bee pollination in Michigan, based on 2015 data The Western honey bee Apis mellifera plays a… read more Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Late August honey plants: Rhus chinensis.

TweetAugust and Sept is a tough time for honey bees. Goldenrod is starting but not going strong yet around late… read more Late August honey plants: Rhus chinensis.