Beekeeping Spring Classes Are Here!

The flowers are blooming (early), the bees are working hard, and Mississippi beekeepers are chomping at the bit to kick off our 2017 educational workshop series…so check out the Events calendar on our blog site for more information!  The first workshop … Continue reading

Mid-winter colony inspection

Winter mortality claims between 25% and 30% of managed honey bee colonies across the United States every year. Sometimes it is the result of high pathogen loads in the winter bee population; sometimes it is due to starvation. The short, mild winters we … Continue reading

2016 MBA Convention

Greetings beekeepers! Registration is open for the 2016 Convention, which will be held this year in Gulfport, MS. Look under the Resources tab on this blog site to find 2017 MBA Membership Renewal and 2016 Convention Registration forms. Also, please … Continue reading

Beekeeping Spring Series: Moving Forward

From the Monroe Co. Extension Office Dear Beekeeper: The last part of our series is approaching this weekend. Keith Williams will conduct this lesson, so please come to the “Beekeeping Spring Series: Moving Forward” to be held at the MSU … Continue reading

Pre-Registration for Queen Rearing Workshop

This year we are providing a catered lunch for participants in the Queen Rearing Workshop. However, we need a head count a few days before the workshop to know how many lunches to order. If you are interested in a … Continue reading

Queen Rearing Workshop Program Now Available!

Our 2016 Queen Rearing Workshop will be packed full of information and hands-on learning opportunities. Check out what’s on tap for this year: 2016 Queen Rearing Workshop Program

Queen Rearing Workshop at MSU

We will be hosting an all-day queen rearing workshop this spring at the Clay Lyle Entomology Bldg. on MSU campus, Saturday, April 30. This workshop will feature grafting and non-grafting techniques, and will allow participants to try their hand at the … Continue reading

Beekeeping Workshop Series in Monroe County

The Monroe County Extension Service is hosting a series of three beekeeping workshops this spring at their Aberdeen office. Click here to learn more. (The course description below is from Randall Nevins) 1st Meeting Topic: Spring Bee Preparation and Buildup This … Continue reading

Upcoming Beekeeping Workshops

In case you have not been following our events calendar, here is a list of upcoming bee workshops. Click on the links for registration forms and class information: March 5th — Beginner Beekeeping Workshop, Natchez, MS — all day event … Continue reading

Wanted: Apiary Location Near Starkville

Attention Beekeepers! The MSU Bee Research Unit needs your help! We are needing a new apiary location for about 25 colonies that is no more than 15 miles from MSU campus. The location must be accessible by truck and preferably … Continue reading