Month: July 2020

Bee plant videos

TweetI have recently started to shoot some videos (most with my cell phone!) on common Michigan bee plants. My phone… read more Bee plant videos

Summer flower 10: Star thistle

Tweet Family: Asteraceae Genus: Centaurea Species: C. stoebe Common names: spotted knapweed, ZBAS 8 Similar to Canada thistle, perhaps a… read more Summer flower 10: Star thistle

Summer flower 9: Canada thistle

Tweet Family: Asteraceae Genus: Cirsium Species: C. arvense Common names: creeping, field thistle ZBAS 8 OK, I start with the… read more Summer flower 9: Canada thistle

Summer flower 7: White clover

TweetZachary Huang, Michigan State University Family: Fabaceae Genus: Trifolium Species: T. repens Common names: Dutch clover, Ladino clover, or Ladino… read more Summer flower 7: White clover

Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Melilotus Species: M. alba, M. officinalis Common names: white/yellow sweet clovers ZBAS 8 White honey production… read more Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Summer flower 3: Basswood

Tweet Family: Malvaceae Genus: Tilia Species: Around 45 species worldwide Common names: Basswood, linden tree ZBAS 10 [Zach’s update on… read more Summer flower 3: Basswood

A queen was dead, but then resurrected!

TweetI was doing beekeeping yesterday. Found one queen in a weak colony but she had 2 solid frames of brood…. read more A queen was dead, but then resurrected!

Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Securigera Species: S. varia Common names: Crown vetch ZBAS* Honey bees 3, bumble bees 8 This… read more Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch