• What should I do if I find a swarm of bees?

    Published on April 18, 2024
    Contact a local beekeeper if you find a swarm of honey bees.

  • Bee Palooza

    Published on July 18, 2023
    After a three year hiatus, Bee Palooza 2023 returns. Presented by the Entomology Department at Michigan State University, Bee Palooza is a free event for all ages where everyone can “bee” a scientist.

  • Emerging from the deep

    Published on April 21, 2023
    Lakes are nurseries for a fascinating variety of insects; did you know that many insects – including dragonflies, mayflies, and mosquitoes – spend the first stages of their lives underwater?

  • Eppelheimers create fund to support 4-H Exploration Days

    Published on November 14, 2022
    One of the country’s largest multi-day 4-H events, 4-H Exploration Days returned for its 51st year in June 2022. A new endowment created by Donald and Linda Eppelheimer will provide 4-H Exploration Days with perpetual funding for years to come.

  • Eating bugs: Part 3 - Catch and eat them yourself

    Published on April 21, 2022
    Do you know there is an easy food that you can catch and eat without any special equipment? It is bugs!

  • Eating bugs: Part 2 – Eating bugs around the world

    Published on April 18, 2022
    Do you think it is strange that some cultures eat bugs? In this Michigan State University Extension article series, we discussing just that – eating bugs!

  • Eating bugs: Part 1 - You already have!

    Published on April 14, 2022
    Eating bugs is often seen as gross by some living in the United States, but you probably have already eaten them.

  • Plant-eating nematodes and the key to fighting them

    Published on November 3, 2021
    Plant roots interact with many bacteria, fungi and microscopic organisms within the soil that can impact how well the plants grow. Some of these microscopic organisms are nematodes, and they are an especially important part of the life in the soil.

  • Take a virtual tour of the MSU Bug House

    Published on November 23, 2020
    You can still learn about and experience insects and other arthropods at the MSU Bug House with our two-part video tour.

  • Join Queen Quest to search for overwintering bumble bees

    Published on October 13, 2020
    How you can help researchers understand where bumble bees spend the cold months.