beekeeping

beekeeping

It’s the bee’s knees: Join us for LaB 5555 Friday and learn all about the art of beekeeping!
September 10, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Etymology meets entomology at this Friday’s LaB 5555: The Bee’s Knees. Many etymologists speculate that the expression “the bee’s knees” originated as an abbreviation of the British expression “the be-all and end-all.” This was shortened to “The B’s and E’s” and ultimately slurred together into the unlikely expression “the bee’s knees.” Nifty, huh? However the […]

Great Swarms of Bees!
October 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

As many of you know, we have an observation honeybee hive in the Butterfly Center. It was initially installed in the Rainforest Conservatory by a professional beekeeper during the recent renovation of the Entomology Hall – and you can learn more about beekeeping in several exhibits there. If you haven’t seen our hive, make sure […]

HMNS@100: Henry Attwater – Naturalist
April 1, 2009 · 3 Comments

One of the founding collections of the Houston Museum of Natural Science came from Henry Philemon Attwater.  Born April 28, 1854 in Brighton, England he would become, as did many nineteenth century gentlemen, a naturalist.  But not in his native country.  In 1873, he immigrated to Ontario, Canada where he tried farming and beekeeping.  His growing […]

These are a few of my favorite things
June 5, 2008 · 1 Comment

Well, it’s been a year since the grand reopening of the Cockrell Butterfly Center and what a year it’s been.  We had an awesome opening last May with a whole weekend full of fun and excitment.   Soon after the opening we had “Adopt A Butterfly” and a swarm of Ecoteens.  (Ecoteens are wonderful young volunteers that can always be found somewhere […]



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