Learn what you need to know to keep bees and produce honey in this extensive 1-day, 6 hour beginning beekeeping class featuring an outdoor bee yard experience, classroom time, videos, honey tasting, door prizes and more. Our beekeepers with decades of experience lead you through topics such as the basic functions of the hive, types of bees present in your hive, necessary gear, identification and treatment of bee diseases and pests, managing a beehive, honey production, honey harvest, collection of nectar and pollen, how to get bees for your hive, examining a beehive, lively Q&A, and much more. Plus, you will be able to explore an active hive filled with live bees and do some hands-on learning during this class. (Protective gear temporarily provided for use if you do not have your own.) We will cover the necessary information you need to begin producing honey and raising healthy bees in this exciting 6 hour class. 9:30-3:30 at Texas Bee Supply. For ages 15 and up. Taking notes is highly recommended. Lunch provided.
2018 Schedule of Topics
Basic Functions of the Hive
Overview of workers, queens and drones
Hive woodenware and personal protection equipment
What’s What in a Hive
Identification and treatment of bee diseases and parasites
Obtaining Bees for Hives
How to Examine a Beehive
Collection of Nectar and Pollen
A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper
In the Bee yard: Live Beehive Tour
How to Examine Live Hives
Final Q & A
Schedule subject to change without notice.