Sean Griffin stands in front of one of the research plots where he is looking for native bees.
Nestled in a bee-friendly habitat are nest boxes such as this one that are being used in a study.
A male Alfalfa leafcutter bee peeks out of a bee nest block.
A male Alfalfa leafcutter bee rests before flying.
YET TO EMERGE
MSU researcher Sean Griffin holds a release box with unemerged Alfalfa leafcutter bees in one of his research plots at the Kellogg Biological Station.
Sean Griffin searches for nesting bees at night.
Griffin with flashlight-Karsean-Bill Krasean
MSU researcher Sean Griffin uses a flashlight to look for bees in one of the nest boxes.