If you are interested in the art of beekeeping and have 100 hives of bees or just one, the St. Clair County Beekeepers Association invites you to come and be a part of their association. Dues are only $10/person and are used to fund local activities such as special speakers and other various community events open to the public.
The St. Clair County Beekeepers Association was founded on October 12, 2012 to educate and organize local beekeepers all the way from hobbyist to the professional level. They meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the St. Clair county Farmers Federation (ALFA) building located at 32775 US Hwy 231, Ashville, Alabama.
For more information about joining this association, please contact Ragina Swindeall at (205) 368-9112 or email email@example.com. Also, be sure to visit www.alabamabeekeepers.com.
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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Learn more about how you can participate today!
By far, the most common call Extension receives related to ponds is how to control pondweeds. However, prevention is one of the most effective methods to reduce and ultimately control problem aquatic weeds and filamentous algae.
To address these issues, Norm Haley, Regional Extension Agent, conducted a hands-on pond management workshop, with over 20 people in attendance at the Village at Cook Springs. Spencer Bradley, also a regional agent, provided assistance.
Aquatic plants take hold due to shallow and clear water, excess nutrients, and intentional and accidental introductions. Participants learned that limiting these characteristics with a combination of proper pond construction along with regular care and maintenance is the key to reducing weed problems.