Tag Archives: bee

Buzz Pollination a.k.a. sonication

Buzz pollination is a method used by some bees- NOT honeybees- to release pollen from flower anthers.  The bees want pollen because it is a great source of protein and they use it developing offspring. Here’s a really cool (and short video) that explains and shows in detail how it works.

Beekeeping 101 class- December 10, 2015

Beekeeping 101: What’s the Buzz? December 10, 2015 Travis County Extension Office Cost: $15.00 Must RSVP by December 9, 2015 at 2 PM (Central time) RSVP to  sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu you will receive a confirmation email once you are on the list. Seating is limited, so register early Pay at the door- CHECKS ONLY (NO CASH ACCEPTED!) Location: 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721 Program as follows: 4:45-5:30    Registration 5:30-5:35    Welcome 5:35-6:25    Honey Bee Biology & Behavior 6:25-7:10    How to Get Started: Beekeeping Equipment Essentials 7:10-7:15    Break 7:15-8:00    Buying Bees, Installation & Basic Set-up Where Do I… Read More →

FREE Webinar on Bees, Wasps & Hornets- September 4, 2015

2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Is it a wasp, a bee, or a hornet?  Why do I care?  Dr. Charles Ray of Auburn University will explain the difference between these creatures, and give practical tips for preventing hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps from ruining your next picnic. Moderated by David Koon  and Lucy Edwards, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.   Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.   Note: on October 2, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar.  If you try to log… Read More →