Meet a Castroville teen beekeeper who is owner of his own business, BeeSpace
CASTROVILLE, Texas – A Castroville teen has taken what originally started as an interest and turned it into a full-fledged and successful business operation. “I had found some old boxes my grandfather used to keep bees back in the 1980s,” 16-year-old Trent Anderson, owner of BeeSpace explains. The interest then turned into full-fledged beekeeping, bee removal and a honey business, called BeeSpace. ”There are a lot of foods that rely on bees,” Trent said. I don’t think everything will come crashing down, but an ecosystem of just monocultures propagated by farmers, that’s a pretty depressing world.”AdTrent hopes to have 1,000 hives in two years.
This Texas beekeeper helps homeowners, honeybees feel like they bee-long
All rights reserved)FILE - In this May 20, 2019 file photo, honeybees are shown on a frame at beekeeper Denise Hunsaker's apiary, in Salt Lake City. Erika Thompson, owner and founder of the Austin-based Texas Beeworks, has a pretty unique job. Sure you’ve heard of beekeeping, but she’s helping to preserve, protect and increase honeybee populations in Texas. The company works by helping to support the bees with hive removals and hive hostings for residents and businesses. You can hire a beekeeper to place and manage hives on your property registered by the Texas Apiary Inspection Service.
Honeybees use animal poop to fight dreaded murder hornets
Asian Giant Hornets, commonly known as murder hornets, can wipe out entire hives of honeybees within a matter of hours, but it turns out, honeybees have a pretty ingenious way of fighting back. Spotting of the fecal defense system increases after colonies were exposed to attacks or to chemicals that scout hornets use to target colonies for mass attacks, the study found. Researchers found that colonies with heavy to moderate spotting of poop had a reduced likelihood of being attacked. The researchers say their work shows the first time the honeybees have used other animals’ feces as a defense tool. But researchers said that Western honeybees, the ones found in North America, aren’t as prepared for murder hornet attacks as their counterparts in the east.