- The Delta Research Center will be establishing an apiary at the Lee Farm for research purposes. The Entomology department will be studying the effects of various management protocols on the production of honey. In other words, we will be developing an economic threshold for the production of honey as a specialty crop.
- The Delta Research Center will be holding their annual Field Day on September 3, 2015 between 7am – 1pm. Includes breakfast and lunch, and is free of charge. Registration is available on site or by calling Tina Clark, 573-379-5431. Attendees will be given tours of the Delta Research Center.
- The Delta Research Center will be hosting beekeeping classes to beginning and intermediate beekeepers starting Fall of 2015. These courses will have several modules and are limited to 30 students per class. Registration is required. More details will be posted here in the upcoming months.
- The MO State Beekeepers Association and MO Pollinator Conservancy Program will have a booth at the Delta Center Field Day. You can pick up information on attending newly developed Beekeeping courses at the Delta Research Center; You can register an apiary on DriftWatch if you are already a beekeeper and take home a free flag pole for your BeeCheck flag; and you can make a donation to the program for bee research in our area.
- Donations to the Direct Gift account associated with the MO Pollinator Conservancy Program will provide funding for bee research in our area. An example of agriculture research can be found here: http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/steve-strauss/sites/people.forestry.oregonstate.edu.steve-strauss/files/Mullin_Bees_Pesticides.pdf