Special Class at Wheatsville Coop South – June 14th, 2014

June 14, 2014 – 10:00am-12:00pm – MINI – Intro to Bees &  Beekeeping $25 – 
AT WHEATSVILLE  COOP SOUTH AUSTIN on LAMAR – Register via the Co-op’s link below:  
SAVING THE WORLD, ONE BEE AT A TIME:  INTRO TO BEEKEEPING – Held in the 4001 South Lamar Wheatsville Community Room. Bee Friendly Austin instructor, Tanya Phillips, will share information on how to help bees by understanding the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, planting bee friendly gardens, learning what it takes to begin a hobby in beekeeping and much more!
Participants will get to see a colony of bees at work in an observation hive, touch and see beekeepers tools and protection gear, see different styles of beehives, including Top Bar hives and Langstroth hives, understand how a bee colony works, taste some delicious honey varietals, and learn how to substitute honey instead of sugar in home recipes. $25 Click to REGISTER.

When the FIRE DEPT calls you….

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Austin Fire Dept called us to remove a swarm from a bicycle that was parked in front of the University Co-op on Guadalupe yesterday!  The bees were calm and pretty easy to re-locate, YAY!!! There was quite a large crowd around though, lots of questions and lots of “OMG!” as I started scooping handfuls of bees out from under the seat!  haha.  Even had a reporter there who plans to write a quick story on the project! mmmm We’ll see if it gets published.  She was going for the Chronicle!

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