The complex world of honey bees is worth diving deeper into the colony to learn about their society. The Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, is the most well-known representative of the honey bee family. This medium-sized bee is responsible for ... READ MORE
Manatee County Farm City Week Committee is accepting applications until August 31, 2023 for the Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards.
Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition ... READ MORE
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and if you live or work in Manatee County Florida, here is how Manatee County residents can prepare for a hurricane.
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Building A Hurricane Supply Kit
The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1st and runs until November 30th, which means that’s it’s important to have a hurricane supply kit on hand just in case disaster strikes. Circumstances may require ... READ MORE
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, which means that it’s important to have an emergency supply of food just in case disaster strikes. It is recommended that you have at least a 7-day supply of food on hand, ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how many honey bees are found in the world? Most people are familiar with what a honey bee looks like. A floating yellow and black fuzzball doing the all-important work of pollination. However, you might ... READ MORE
Hurricane season in Florida can look very different from year to year; if we're lucky, we may have little to no tropical activity, but it is best to prepare for the worst. The season ranges from June 1st to November 30th, with most tropical ... READ MORE
What do we really lose when we lose a tree? A thousand silent voices removed from the universal chorus.
The tree is not a stand-alone unit, a single entity, a monument of stony bark, the tree is they. A connected symbiosis of lichens, fungi, ... READ MORE
At the end of each school year, the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District (MRSWCD) sponsors a Conservation Award for one student from each FFA or 4-H chapter who participated in one of the board’s events. ... READ MORE
The 62nd annual Manatee County Land Judging competition, sponsored by the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District, was held in late February near the Quattlebaum house at the Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant. Forty six students ... READ MORE