Use as example: --Joel’s teacher in high school was mowing in sandals and on an incline pushing uphill when the teacher slipped and the mower rolled back on his foot and took half of his foot off.
[Answers to quiz: 1-True; 2-b; 3-False; 4-d.]
Help the Honey Bees
Save the Bees!Save the Bees!
• Part time Beekeeper with 5+ years experience
• Produced 400 lbs. honey in Spring 2010 with
• I use NO synthetic chemicals to control pests
• No known cases of Colony Collapse Disorder
Why are we here today?
To help SAVE the Honey
Why is the Honey bee Important?
◦ Honey bees pollinate about 100 Crops and fruit
we consume everyday.
◦ About 1 out 3 bites of food we take was
pollinated by a honey bee.
◦ There aren’t enough natural pollinators to do
the job of the honey bee. Honey bees do
approx. ¼ of all pollination at an estimated
value of $10 Billion dollars per year.
What is happening to the Bees?
Vorroa Mites and Mite Control Chemicals
African Small Hive Beetle
Nosema / Dysentary
Insecticides – Neonicotinoids
Genetically modified Crops – BT Corn
All these factors seem to work together in
synergy to produce Colony Collapse !
How serious is colony collapse and how
wide spread is it?
◦ Some Large commercial Beekeepers are
experiencing 50 – 70% Losses.
◦ Some are only experiencing the normal 30%
losses, but their bees are in poor shape.
◦ It seems to vary by location and by year.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BEES
Buy Local Honey!
Buy Texas Honey!
Buy American Honey!
◦ Check the Country of origin label.
◦ Check the Ingredients.
Beware of Imitation Honey!
Use Chemicals Wisely!
In you lawn or garden use chemicals
Never assume “More is Better.”
Consider alternatives to harsh chemicals.
Remember that the chemicals you
spray on your lawn will eventually
make their way into your drinking
Bee Garden Tips
Plant Flowers – Plant a large variety with
varying blooming periods.
Plant vegetables and fruits.
Let natural plants, “weeds,” grow in your
Do a web search for “bee plants.”