March Meeting: Swarm Catching and Bee Removals

Past Event
March 8, 2016, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Join us to learn about how to catch swarms and remove unwanted bees from trees, houses and other structures. Did you know there is a way to remove bees from trees and buildings and not harm the bees or buildings? Please join us to learn about swarm catching and bee removal from TVBA and Texas Master Beekeeper Program member Jerry Alcorn. Learn the safest and most effective ways to catch a swarm or remove bees from trees and buildings, focusing on saving the bees without using pesticides, without building destruction and with minimal impact to surrounding people and property. Learn the bee science and anatomy behind the little known method of bee removal called “bee siphoning” or “bee trapping”. You won’t want to miss Jerry’s tips on how to safely and successfully incorporate bees, brood and honey removed from trees and structures into your apiary. Jerry has something for new “bee chasers” and experienced bee removers alike.

More about Jerry: Jerry Alcorn has a passion for learning and bees. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance/Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University. In March 2015, Jerry passed the written and practical exam to become one of the first members of the Texas Master Beekeeper Program sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Jerry has a passion for teaching beekeeping and he mentors young beekeepers in the Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association. Jerry is the designated contact person for Dallas County honeybee questions referred by the Office of Apiary Inspection Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. He regularly speaks to groups of schoolchildren, adults and community service organizations about honeybees and beekeeping. If you have a group that would like to learn more about bees and beekeeping, be sure to invite Jerry to speak to your group.

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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