Education is at the heart of everything we do at Texas Bee Supply. From managing your first hive to learning how to start a beekeeping business, we want to be your go-to resource. We are so excited to now offer comprehensive virtual beekeeping classes!
Our Most Popular Course: COMING FEBRUARY 2021!
Learn Best Practices
Successful beekeeping is an art and a science. This class will give you a healthy dose of both!
Learn at your own pace when it is convenient for you and have fun in the process.
For a limited time we are offering this course for $49.99!
Check out all the topics covered in this comprehensive 6-hour beginning beekeeping class!
IMPORTANCE OF BEES & CLASS OVERVIEW
Why bees & basic beekeeping matters
Smoker usage & lighting
Hive tools, bee brushes, frame grip, other tools
What to do when you get stung & normal/abnormal response
TYPES OF BEES
Breeds of bees
In Hive ID
PESTS & DISEASES
Pests & disease overview
Testing for varroa
Treating for varroa
Small Hive Beetle Overview & ID
Saving slimed frames
Wax moth Overview & ID
Wax moth control
Saving wax moth frames
CCD, Murder Hornets, Africanized bees
Bears, skunks, birds, ants
Obtaining Bees Overview
MANAGING YOUR HIVES
When & how to inspect your hive
Feeding Syrup-Why & What
Types of feeders
When to feed
How to mix syrup & feed
How bees gather, Feeding pollen sub-why & what
When to feed pollen sub
How to feed
When & why to add a second brood box
When & how to add supers
PRODUCING & HARVESTING HONEY
How bees make honey
What to expect year 1
When & how much honey to harvest
How to harvest honey
Post harvest hive care
A step-by-step guide for what to do and when from getting bees in the spring (packages) through to next spring.