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Current Events and Programs

2017 Programs

October 12, 2017 (Thursday evening)
Event: Marshall Beekeepers Association
Location: Marshall, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: MyraS29@gmail.com

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday evening)
Event: Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association
Location: Dallas, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.TVBees.org

September 11, 2017 (Monday evening)
Event: North East Texas Beekeepers Association
Location: Canton, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For More Information: Jim Burt at burt.b@sbcglobal.net

September 9, 2017 (Saturday morning)
Event: Kaufman County Fall Master Gardeners Show
Location: Forney, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. This program will feature ways to protect our vanishing bees with a focus on native nectar and pollen plants. Presented by Becky Bender.
For More Information: Jim Burt at burt.b@sbcglobal.net

September 7, 2017 (Thursday evening)
Event: Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association
Location: Corpus Christie, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. This program will feature pollen analyses from local beekeepers. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: Dennis Gray at fourdegreesc@gmail.com

June 10, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: Texas Beekeepers Association’s Annual Summer Clinic
Location: University of Texas at Arlington
Program: Beescapes: Choosing Honey Plants for Texas Landscapes and Rural Land. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.texasbeekeepers.org

May 8, 2017 (Monday evening)
Event: Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association
Location: Titus County AgriLife Office, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Nectar and Pollen Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: MyraS29@gmail.com or TexasBeekeepers.org

March 25, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: Central Texas Beekeeping School
Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org

March 4 & 11, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: Annual Beginners Beekeeping Course: Mastering the Art of Beekeeping
Location: Sabine Creek Honey Farm, Josephine, Texas
Program: Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.cchba.org or John@SabineCreekHoney.com Limited enrollment. Preregistration required.

January 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: 6th Annual Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar
Location: JJ Pickle Research Campus, Austin, TX
Program: Beescapes: Choosing Honey Plants for Texas Landscapes and Rural Land. Presented by Becky Bender.
For Information: Lance@BeekeepingHelp.com

Past Events and Programs

2016 Programs

October 27, 2016 (Thursday)
Event: Longview Beekeeper’s Association monthly program
Location: Longview, Texas
Program: Beescapes.
This program uses bee biology and foraging habits to choose honey plants for landscapes and rural land. Learn how the science of pollen analysis provides clues to plants our bees forage and habitat worth conserving. The focus is on native Texas plants that provide attractive, nutritious and responsible bee forage for all seasons. Presented by Becky Bender, M.S., R.N., Hobby Beekeeper, Texas Master Naturalist
For more information: MyraS29@gmail.com

October 8, 2016 (Saturday)
Event: Grayson County Master Gardeners Fall Garden Show
Location: Loy Lake Park – Mayor Arena, Denison, Texas
Program: Beescapes -- How to select and conserve honeybee plants for Texas landscapes and rural land. Presented by Becky Bender, M.S., R.N., Hobby Beekeeper, Texas Master Naturalist
For more information: www.graysoncountymastergardeners.net

Sept. 24, 2016 (Saturday)
Event: Brazos Valley Beekeeper’s 2nd Annual Bee School
Location: Bryan, Texas
Program: Beescapes -- Texas Plants for Bees
This program uses bee biology and foraging habits to choose honey plants for landscapes and rural land. Learn how the science of pollen analysis provides clues to plants our bees forage and habitat worth conserving. The focus is on native Texas plants that provide attractive, nutritious and responsible bee forage for all seasons. Presented by Becky Bender, M.S., R.N., Hobby Beekeeper, Texas Master Naturalist
For more information: Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association at http://www.bvbeeks.org/fall-beekeeping-school.html

May 21, 2016
Event: Texas Discovery Gardens Grand-Opening for Honey Bee Observation Hive
Location: Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. Dallas, Texas
Program: The Art of Beekeeping and Native Honey Bee Plants, presented by John Talbert, nationally recognized beekeeper, and Becky Bender
For more information: www.texasdiscoverygardens.org

May 9, 2016
Event: Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association
Location: McKinney, Texas
Program: Honey Bee Plants for North Central Texas, by Becky Bender
For more information: www.cchba.org

April, 28, 2016
Event: Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Program: Nectar and Pollen Plants for Honey Bees, presented by Becky Bender
For more information: www.wcaba.org

April 16, 2016
Event: Central Texas Beekeeping School
Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Bees, presented by Becky Bender
For more information: www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org

March 20, 2016
Event: Collin County Master Gardeners Annual Garden Show, presented in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Location: Myers Park and Event Center. McKinney, Texas
Program: Flowers for Honey Bees, presented by Hope Pettibon, Texas Honey Queen and Becky Bender
For more information: ccmgatx.org/thegardenshow

March 5 and March 12, 2016
Event: Mastering the Art of Beekeeping
Location: Sabine Creek Honey Farm. Josephine, Texas
Program: Honey Bee Plants, presented by Becky Bender
For more information: www.cchba.org. Limited, preregistration required.

January 16, 2016
Event: 5th Annual Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar
Location:
J. J. Pickle Research Campus, Austin, Texas
Program: Beescapes.
Honey Plants for Texas, presented by Becky Bender
For more information: http://aabaseminar2016.eventbrite.com

Networking Links


Michael Parkey, ASLA, Landscape Architect

Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association

Texas Beekeepers Association

American Beekeeping Federation

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

National Honey Board (to find local honey)

Native American Seed (for native plant seeds)

The Melissa Garden (A honeybee sanctuary)

Pollinator Partnership (Protecting pollinators and their habitats)

Project Apis mellifera (Honeybee health)

National Honey Board
      www.MichaelParkey.com

www.CCHBA.org

www.TexasBeekeepers.org

www.ABFnet.org

www.wildflower.org

www.honey.com

www.seedsource.com

www.themelissagarden.com

www.pollinator.org

www.projectapism.org

www.honey.com
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