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Do you have questions about honey bees or other pollinators that weren't answered by our website? Submit a question to an expert using the Ask Extension system. 

MSU Pollinator Experts

If you have further questions, contact the MSU experts in the following categories below:


Meghan MilbrathDr. Meghan Milbrath, Assistant Professor, Entomology and Coordinator of the Michigan Pollinator Initiative

Specialties: Honey bee veterinarian, bacterial diseases, commercial beekeeping, and queen questions

Email: mpi@msu.edu/Telephone: 517-884-9518 




AAna Heckna Heck, Apiculture Extension Educator

Specialties: Small-scale and hobby beekeeper questions, public concerns, best management practices, Heroes to Hives


Email: heckanar@msu.edu /Telephone: 571-884-7976



Dan Wyns photoDan Wyns, Michigan Technical Transfer Team, Bee Informed Partnership

Commercial beekeeping questions
Email: wyns@mail.msu.edu
Zachary Huang photoDr. Zachary Huang, Associate professor, Department of Entomology
Honey bee nutrition, disease, and queen questions
Email: bees@msu.edu 
Telephone: 517-353-8136 

Rufus Isaacs photoDr. Rufus Isaacs, Professor, Berry Crops Entomology Lab, Department of Entomology
Native Bee questions
Email: isaacsr@msu.edu 
Telephone: 517-355-6619 
If you want to identify a native bee from a picture, try posting to iNaturalist and/or Bumble Bee Watch.