June 2017 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 4-10, 2017
Title: “Bee Swarms”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Extension offices receive phone calls this time of year from people who have seen bee swarms in their yard, and wonder what to do about it.  A true swarm of honeybees is usually not dangerous, as the bees are simply looking for a new home.  This represents a great way for beekeepers to obtain bees for their hive.  Call your local Extension office, and we will try to locate a beekeeper for you.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 11-17, 2017
Title: “Bees in Structures”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Honeybee swarms sometimes take up residence in barns, houses, trees, or any other location that they think is a suitable place to establish a new home.  Once established, they will become more aggressive, as they start defending the colony.  Removal of bees inside a house or other structure is not an easy job.  A local beekeeper may be able to help.  Call your local Extension Center for advice.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 18-24, 2017
Title: “Beekeeping as a Hobby”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Honeybees are beneficial insects that pollinate many of our food crops. Without them, these crops would yield very poorly, if at all. As agriculturists, we encourage people to take up the hobby of beekeeping to increase the number of these critically-needed insects. If you need help getting started as a beekeeper, give us a call.  We have guide sheets, and occasionally conduct meetings to get you off to a good start.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 25 to July 1, 2017
Title: “Protecting Honeybees”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Many people are aware of the plight of our honeybees, with insects and diseases taking a toll on their numbers. Another factor that can reduce their numbers is improper use of insecticides.  If you need to spray an insecticide, try to choose one which is not as hard on bees.  Some are better than others.  Also, spraying in the early evening, when the bees are more likely to be in their hive, may help.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.