February Meeting: Bee Seasons

Past Event

February 9, 2016, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

Please join us to learn about beekeeping seasons throughout the year from TVBA member and past president Christi Baughman. Christi will talk about changes in the hive — and the environment — in the changing seasons. Christi will help beekeepers develop their plans for their bees for the coming year and help them think about weather and temperatures and how they affect hive management. This presentation will be an excellent overview of the beekeeper’s year for both new and experienced beekeepers — you won’t want to miss it!

More about Christi: Christi Baughman acquired her love of plants and the outdoors as a result of growing up on a farm in eastern North Dakota. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Dakota in 1978.  After spending several years working with a Christian mission organization at Illinois State University and the University of Iowa, she came to Dallas in 1988 to pursue a commercial art career.  For almost 20 years, she was employed as a designer and illustrator for landscape design, stained glass window design, stationary and books. Since 2006, she has been keeping bees and beekeeping is now her full-time occupation.  She manages 100-200 hives in Texas and up to 1200 hives for honey production in North Dakota.  Beekeeping goes back to her roots of plants and farming.  In Texas she has re-educated herself in horticulture for the Texas climate and specializes in nectar plants for bees in Texas. 

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting.

Also, we will have our “Bee Plant of the Month” and Alan Eynon with our monthly “In the Hive.”

The Point at C.C. Young Campus
4847 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX
http://www.ccyoung.org/site/365/campus_map_and_directions.aspx for a campus map.

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don’t know anything about beekeeping–it’s a great chance to see what it’s all about!

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