Water conservation, beekeeping on tap for July Quick Bites


Jan Swoope



Mississippi State Extension Service's Quick Bites programs in July focus on the role we all play in water conservation in Mississippi, as well going small with beekeeping. 


The informative programs held over interactive video conferencing on designated Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. at area Extension offices explore a wide variety of topics for those who sign up to attend. Quick Bites sessions are also available in Bost Conference Center 409 on the Mississippi State campus. Specialists and experts in the state teach on subjects ranging from gardening and floral arrangements to insect management and cooking.  


Interested individuals must contact their county Extension office to participate in the programs. 




July Quick Bites 


  • Thursday, July 12 -- Water Management and Conservation in Mississippi. Assistant Extension Professor Beth Baker (Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture) helps her audience understand major issues the state faces regarding water resources. She'll provide examples of how everyone can help work toward solutions to protect water resources and get involved in their community.  


  • Thursday, July 26 -- Natural Beekeeping. Assistant Extension Research Professor Jeff Harris (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, Plant Pathology) talks about a new movement trending in beekeeping for smaller colonies. Parasitic mites are better controlled and chemical treatments are not required. Join him as he explains beekeeping strategies. 


    To attend the free video sessions, contact your county's Extension office to sign up. In Lowndes County, call 662-328-2111; Oktibbeha County, 662-323-5916; or Clay County, 662-494-5371.  


    County offices can sign up for the programs at http://techoutreach.msucares.com/distance-education using the online county sign up system. From the Distance Education dropdown menu, click on the County Schedule Signup. Or, counties may email [email protected]


  • Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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