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Submit a question using the form. Questions are answered by Cooperative Extension, University staff, and volunteers from across the United States.

MSU Pollinator Experts

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


Meghan MilbrathDr. Meghan Milbrath, Assistant Professor, 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 





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.