BEE Informed at This Seminar––BCMG Meeting & Presentation — Details on MG Calendar
When: Thursday, September 22, 6-8:30pm (Note change to fourth Thursday!)
Where: Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, 78230
Info: Come and hear all about the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper as Lived by Randy Verhoek! Randy, a South Dakota native, and his wife Roberta started keeping bees in 1990. What started as a smaller scale operation with around 750 hives transformed into a commercial business involving over 4,000 hives in 1999. Roberta's grandfather provided valuable mentorship with his 60 years of experience, and by 2003 they founded IntegriBees, LLC in Danbury, TX. The Danbury operation is now the base operation for raising queens and bees for Texas and North Dakota honey production, as well as wintering bees until they are sent to California for almond pollination. Randy is on the board of directors of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board, is a founding member of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, serves as the past President of the American Honey Producers Association (A.H.P.A.), and also is a member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition as a representative for the A.H.P.A.
Bexar County Master Gardner (BCMG) General Meetings are free to members and the public, and are usually held on the evening of the third Thursday every other month at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Suite 208. Note: this meeting is being held on the fourth Thursday! The meeting will begin with a social time at 6pm followed by the presentation at 6:30pm. For more information contact the BCMG President: President@bexarmg.org
, or call 210-631-0400
, or visit:http://www.bexarmg.org/come-bee-informed/
Water Garden Gems
24th Annual Texas Koi and Goldfish Show
@ Water Garden Gems
3230 Bolton Rd, Mario Texas 78124
10 miles East of San Antonio (210) 659-5841
Click Here for details
Oct. 31 thru Nov. 1 - 5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, TX.
A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension educational event, aimed at bringing together commercial and recreational fruit growers from around the state to hear and discuss the challenges and successes of fruit growing in Texas. The New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, located 45 minutes from San Antonio and one hour from Austin, will be the site for the 2016 conference.
Early-Bird registration is set at $65/per person for those people registering by September 1st. Regular online registration from Sept. 1 to Oct. 21st is $80/person
On-site registration on Oct. 31st is $90/person. Registration available now at http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/horticulture/