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Protect Backyard Bees During Tropical Storms

AUBURN, Ala.—Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast tonight. Gordon could be a tropical storm or even a low end hurricane. In either event, backyard beekeepers may notice buzzing around the hive quiets down. Like other animals, bees sense changes in their environment. Dr. Geoffrey Williams, an assistant professor in the Auburn University College of ... Read More »

Alabama Beekeeping Symposium Set for Early February

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AUBURN, Alabama—Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host the 23rd Annual Beekeeping Symposium in early February. Set for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, the workshop will be held at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. “A group of outstanding speakers will cover a broad range of topics that will interest keepers from beginners to veterans,” said Dr. James Tew, beekeeping specialist ... Read More »

Hive to Home

How the honey you enjoy gets from the hive to your home Auburn, Alabama—Beekeeping is an age-old craft that has changed through the years with new methods and technology. The process of harvesting honey, which is fascinating in itself, is actually not even the most important benefit of honey bees. “Honey bees’ primary purpose is pollinating crops and ornamental flowers ... Read More »

21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium Feb. 6 in Clanton

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Auburn, Alabama—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium is Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. “The symposium will feature a variety of knowledgeable speakers, as well as valuable demonstrations for beekeepers,” said James Tew, beekeeping specialist with Alabama Extension. Diverse Program Planned ... Read More »

The Buzz on Backyard Beekeeping

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AUBURN, Ala. — Backyard beekeeping has caught the attention of homeowners and gardeners across the United States, following in the wake of the Green Revolution and Eat Local movements. With the colony collapse disasters in 2006 leaving honeybee populations at an all-time low, gardeners decided to take matters into their own hands by planting pollinator gardens and becoming backyard beekeepers. ... Read More »

20th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Feb. 7 in Clanton

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 20th Annual Beekeeping Symposium is being held at a new location — the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. It is set for Saturday, Feb.7 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. “The symposium will feature a variety of knowledgeable speakers as well as valuable demonstrations for beekeepers,” said James Tew, ... Read More »

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop Set for Nov. 14 -15

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Beekeeping is gaining in popularity, but it is a hobby that requires training and skills. A backyard beekeeping workshop, set for Nov. 14 – 15 at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center in Mobile, is geared toward hobbyist beekeepers along with people interested becoming a beekeeper. The workshop will provide up-to-date information, practices and the opportunity to connect new keepers with experienced ... Read More »