Category Archives: Bees

Beekeeping: Backyard Hives or any size! –Raynae Jones @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

You can sweeten your food experience with honeybees.

Anyone can be a beekeeper! From keeping a single hive in your backyard or 100 hives; learn how to get started. Beekeeping is a fun and important part of growing local. Raynae’ will share resources on how to get started with your own hive. Watch your own hive pollinate your garden and reward you with a sweet treat!

Who should attend: All ages interested in keeping bees!

Come hear Raynae at South Georgia Growing Local 2015, January 24th 2015, Pine Grove Middle School, near Valdosta, in Lowndes County Georgia.


Honeybee Roulette: Gambling with our Future –Heather Davis

Heather Davis will speak at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:

My presentation will be about how I became interested in honeybees and where my research has led me. It will begin with very basic information about honeybees and how they are important to our ecology. Then I will touch on how the monocultures and industrialized farming, pesticides and GMO/systemic pesticides are killing the bees and our culture and environment as we know it.

I will have pamphlets on GMO’s, how to make your own pesticides/insecticides that are safe for pollinators, what plants to grow to encourage a bio-diverse ecology at home for pollinators and a few others.

She’s on facebook as Sage Apiaries, “Pollination is the future of our food!”

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