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The Texas A&M University Apiculture program focuses on research and teaching regarding honey bee biology and management.  Our research interests revolve around the behavioral ecology of honey bee colonies, as well as pollination and beekeeping practices.  

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THE 2ND ANNUAL “ART OF QUEEN REARING WORKSHOP" WITH SUE COBEY AND HONEY BEE LAB STAFF, SATURDAY, 7 MAY 2016. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2016 AND WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS FOR PAID REGISTRANTS.

Below please find a PDF advertising, THE ART OF QUEEN REARING, an all-day event put together by the Texas A&M University Honey Bee Lab, and led by world-renown Sue Cobey, who will be sharing with us her expertise on queen rearing and giving a demonstration on instrumental insemination of queens, as time and weather permit. 
The cost of registration is $125. Payment includes lunch, binder with notes, and queen rearing goodies!! Space is limited to the first 50 people that register and pay by 22 APRIL 2016. 
Instructions for registration:
1.     Send email of intent as soon as possible to Liz Walsh at: walshe@tamu.edu
2.     Once you receive a confirmation e-mail, send this registration form and payment to secure spot
3.     Send payment and this registration form to secure your spot by 22 April 2016
4.     Only the first 50 paid registrants will be able to participate in this year’s workshop
5.     Late registration, or registration by those that were not confirmed via email might not be able to attend and their checks will be returned. We can only accept the first 50 people that pay.
6.     Those that have either taken this course before or do not plan or rearing queens do not qualify.

Workshop Registration Form and Agenda (PDF)

Aggie Honey Is Back and Now Available at Rosenthal!

Aggie Honey is now on sale at the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center. Prices are: $12.00 for a 16 ounce jar and $7.00 for a 5.5 ounce jar. Limit 6 jars per person per day.

Rosenthal can now deliver Aggie Honey anywhere in the United States. To place an order, please call Rosenthal at 979-845-5651 or visit their website at: http://agrilife.org/rosenthal/

Our honey is produced at the John G. Thomas Honey Bee Facility Research Apiary on TAMU's Riverside Campus, an all proceeds from its sales go toward funding our ongoing research program. The Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center is located at 600 John Kimbrough Boulevard in College Station.
For more information, contact Rosenthal at 979-845-5651 or at meat@tamu.edu.

 

 

Rangel Lab Graduate Students Liz Walsh, Pierre Lau, and Adrian Fisher Received 2015 TBA Student Scholarships

They were honored at the 2015 Texas Beekeepers Association annual convention held October 30-31 in Belton, Texas. For more information, visit http://texasbeekeepers.org/annual-convention-2015/ .

Congratulations Adrian Fisher!!

Doctoral Student Adrian Fisher II was just notified that he is one of five students receiving this year's Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Student Award. The award consists of a $2,000 stipend and an all-expenses paid to travel to the 2016 American Beekeeping Federation meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

for more information about the Foundation, visit http://preservationofhoneybees.org/about-us

Congratulations Liz Walsh!!

Ph.D. student Liz Walsh was one of two Texas A&M students to receive top awards at the 2015. Alltech Young Scientist research competition! She received second place out of 9,000+ students from all across the world at the global competition!! Congratulations Liz!!

Read More : http://entomology.tamu.edu/2015/08/06/grad-student-receives-top-honors-at-international-research-competition/

Aggie Honey Sold Out Until Further Notice

We have officially SOLD OUT the Aggie Honey until further notice.  Thank you ALL for making this such a successful endeavor!!! I will let you know if and when we get some more bottled!

Aggie Honey Sales Successful!

The new Aggie Honey was launched at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Tailgate on 19 October 2013.  The initiative has been very well received,

Our honey is produced at the John G. Thomas Honey Bee Facility Research Apiary on TAMU's Riverside Campus, an all proceeds from its sales go toward funding our ongoing research program.  For more information on the new initiative, visit: http://today.agrilife.org/2013/10/17/aggie-honey-makes-its-debut/

Thank you very much to all who have purchased honey and made this a very successful initiative. Go get your honey and go gig'em!!

Winner of Honey Label Contest Announced

In August 2013 the Honey Bee Research Program held a contest to design the logo for the new Aggie Honey™.  We extended the invitation to the entire TAMU community and the response was very positive.  We received a total of 21 entries, all very creative and beautiful.  We wanted to thank those who participated by sharing their entries on our website (below, in alphabetical order).  The winner of this year’s contest was Ms. Madison Suhr, an undergraduate student in the Visualizations Department.  Congratulations to Madison, and thank you ALL who participated in this successful event!! Click to see the larger image.

Honey Bee Label