Author: tanyamp

Varroa Mites: Vampires or Werewolves?

Watch this 3-minute video to see how the Varroa Destructor is harming our honey bees!

Honey Pairing 101 with KXAN on Sudio512

Bees in the NEWS!

2nd Annual Tour de Hives ~ Saturday September 20th, 2014

2nd Annual Tour de Hives Catch the Buzz on September 20th 2014 as we celebrate NATIONAL HONEY MONTH! Get Ready Austin!  This is your chance to show off your BEE-u-tiful BEE YARDS and your BEE FRIENDLY landscapes!  This is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing honeybee with Austin’s 2nd Tour de Hives!   You will visit with beekeepers in their own busy backyards to see what all the BUZZ is about! •              Learn about the importantLearn More

13th Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair

    Join us at the 13th Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg, TX September 27-29th.  We will be at Booth #22 in the Covered Pavillion behind the Red Tent! Map of Vendor areas

Austin’s 1st Annual Tour de Hives – August 17th, 2013 (8am-4pm)

National Honey Bee Day – Saturday August 17, 2013  Catch the BUZZ!!!  Join us for the 1st Annual Austin Tour De Hives! DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2013 – National Honey Bee Day WHERE: Bee Yards within an approximate 20 mile radius of the Capitol WHEN: Self-guided Bee Yard Tours:  9am-2pm (Bee Yard tours end at 2pm due to afternoon heat/bee safety) Event Activities: Ongoing at start location from 8am-4pm Start Location: 9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, TXLearn More

Have you heard the BUZZ at Trace Austin? – BIG EVENT tonight at Trace Austin in the W HOTEL Downtown.

What Happened to the Bees This Spring???

This is a pdf article on some of the possible issues that led to the decline in bee colonies in America Spring 2013. What_Happened_to_the_Bees_This_Spring2013_opt Enjoy! Tanya

Bee Benefits to Agriculture

One mouthful in three of the foods you eat directly or indirectly depends on pollination by honey bees. The value of honey bee pollination to U.S. agriculture is more than $14 billion annually, according to a Cornell University study. Crops from nuts to vegetables and as diverse as alfalfa, apple, cantaloupe, cranberry, pumpkin, and sunflower all require pollinating by honey bees. For fruit and nut crops, pollination can be a grower’s only real chance toLearn More

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