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Submit beekeeping and pollinator questions using the Ask Extension form on this page. If you have questions about topics other than beekeeping and pollinators, or if the form on this page doesn't load, please use MSU Extension's general Ask Extension form.

If you want to identify a native bee from a picture, try posting to iNaturalist and/or Bumble Bee Watch.

MSU Pollinator Experts

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



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




Zachary Huang photoDr. Zachary Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology

Specialties: 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

Specialties: Native Bee questions
Email: isaacsr@msu.edu
Telephone: 517-355-6619 


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

Specialties: Honey bee queens, honey bee veterinary medicine, bacterial diseases, and commercial beekeeping.

Email: mpi@msu.edu

Telephone: 517-884-9518 



Dan Wyns photoDan Wyns, Academic Specialist

Specialties: Commercial beekeeping and colony management.
Email: wyns@msu.edu