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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 »

Do Your Part to Protect Pollinators

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Auburn, Ala.— In the spirit of National Pollinator Week, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System salutes pollinators everywhere who are irreplaceable pieces of the puzzle in gardens, cropland and flowerbeds. Where would we be without pollinators? Bees are more than honey-makers and hive builders. Bees are essential to the most important part of the food chain—pollination. Importance of Pollinators Urban Extension Agent, Sallie Lee, said ... 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 »

Food Friday: Oh, Honey!

Auburn, Ala.—National Honey Month Food Fridays continue this week with delicious cookie and candy recipes. Are you a honey fan? Share your favorite recipes with us! But for now, try these two honey cookie recipes. These sweet treats still pack the health benefits of local honey consumption… you can’t go wrong! Honey Drop Cookies 1/4 cup corn-oil margarine 1 egg ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey, Honey

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September is National Honey Month! Many Food Friday followers have seen the honey-based recipes throughout the month as we celebrate pollinators and recognize their delicious contribution to society. In celebration, two of our beekeeping regional Extension agents have shared their favorite honey-filled recipes. Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Dani Carroll said Honey Dip, her favorite, is always a crowd pleaser — ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey

September is National Honey Month. This Food Friday, we would like to share some delicious honey recipes. Although a little different from a honey-butter biscuit, these recipes can help you put the jar of local honey on your counter to good use. Try this sweet treat in your house and let us know how you like it! The honey cake and ... Read More »

Local Honey Yields Sweet Benefits

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AUBURN, Ala. — September is National Honey Month, and Alabama is home to more than 600 registered beekeepers. According to the Department of Agriculture and Industries, this number has fallen but still provides Alabama residents with a variety of options to obtain local honey. A Rise in Popularity Alabama Extension Regional Home Grounds Agent Dani Carroll said the rise in beekeeping ... Read More »