GREAT LAKES, GREAT BEES

Michigan State University, Department of Entomology

This blog is dedicated to the amazingly diverse Michigan bees. Learn about past, current and future research projects related to both managed and wild bees. 

 

This blog is written and curated by members of the Isaacs Lab at Michigan State University. 

 

July 11, 2018

If you’ve been keeping up with previous posts on the Great Lakes, Great Bees Blog, you already know that bees are very diverse and also very important for our crops and natural ecosystems. In fact, there are over 20,000 bee species in the world and over 450 different b...

April 12, 2018

Andrena are a genus of solitary bees commonly called mining bees due to their nesting behaviour. In contrast to the more familiar honey bees, which nest in aerial cavities, mining bees nest directly in the ground. When the spring arrives, look at patches of bare ground...

February 6, 2018

Interest in pollinator conservation is growing. Not only within academia, but also in a number of disciplines that deal with land management in one way or another. One common theme that unites many of these individual communities involves supporting bees by increasing...

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