Bees & Beneficial Insects

We have a wide variety of specialists, resources and publications available to help Texans interested in learning and helping about Texas pollinators and other beneficial insects. From native bees, honey bees and beekeeping to the insects that protect us from pests, we have the information you need.

Related Departments: Entomology, Horticultural Sciences, Food Science & Technology, Agricultural Economics, Soil and Crop Sciences

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Texas Honey Bee Lab

The Texas A&M University Honey Bee Research Program focuses on basic and applied research, as well as education and outreach regarding honey bee biology and management.
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We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.

The AgriLife Extension Entomology program is located across Texas and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests and pests that are threats to human health.


The Texas Master Beekeeper Program, TMBP, is an educational program designed to increase the knowledge and skill level of participating beekeepers.

Beekeeping 101

Explore how to start a beehive with this online beekeeping course for beginners. If you are a beginner and interested in getting started, this course will walk you through all the basics of beekeeping.

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