August 31, 2018

Each year, around August & September, depending on the weather patters, we get calls about a bad odor coming from hives. Many beekeepers first think; Foulbrood, because of the bad odor associated with the Foulbrood infections. Others think perhaps a different brood dis...

August 21, 2018

It looks and acts like a hummingbird but it’s really a moth – wait, what?

That’s right, there are at least three hummingbird moth species (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) in Michigan that might be visiting your flowers: hummingbird clearwing Hemaris thysbe, snowberry clearwing...

August 11, 2018


Twenty days since my last post is a bit of a clue. I’m overwhelmed…by the weeds, by the cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears that I can’t easily reach because they all fell over for the third time, and by the devastation the miserable squash vine borer (SVB) has cau...

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