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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 Recorded Webinar- Where have all the honey bees gone? Hope for the future

If you missed the live webinar, then you can watch in your jammies at your leisure. Go here the green button next to watch recording in the top right side of the screen: https://learn.extension.org/events/1375#.VGYwOaPFpCw Why do we have fewer honeybees these days? What caused the decline? What can we do to help? These questions and more will be answered in this webinar presented by Dr. John Skinner, a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee. Moderated by Sallie Lee, Regional Extension… Read More →

FREE Webinars! Alien Invasions! Zombie! Decapitation! (it is getting close to Halloween…..)

Did you miss the webinar from this month? It’s right in theme with the month of October and even has zombies! All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Alien Invasions, Zombies Underfoot and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants This webinar was presented by Dr. Sandford Porter, a Research Entomologist in the Imported Fire Ants and Household Insects group of USDA ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology. It was moderated by Nelson Wynn, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. To watch the recorded webinar, go here… Read More →

What to do when bees move in

I know that many people are concerned about honey bees and the decline in their population. I don’t want to get into a dissertation on that topic, but instead provide information on what should be done when the turn into a pest. What? Did she just say honey bees and pest in the same sentence? How is that possible? Well, a “pest” is something that is considered to be out of place, so when honey bees move into an unwanted area (under sheds, water meter boxes, wall voids,… Read More →