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Virtual Classes

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!

Flexible 
Learn at your own pace when it is convenient for you and have fun in the process.

Affordable
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

PROTECTIVE GEAR

Protective equipment
Smoker usage & lighting
Hive tools, bee brushes, frame grip, other tools
What to do when you get stung & normal/abnormal response

WOODENWARE

Hive components
Hive Assembly

TYPES OF BEES

Breeds of bees
Worker Bees
Queen
Drones

IDENTIFICATION

In Hive ID
Bee ID
Comb Color
Review/Quiz

PESTS & DISEASES

Pests & disease overview
Varroa Overview
Varroa symptoms
Testing for varroa
Treating for varroa
Small Hive Beetle Overview & ID
SHB Control
Saving slimed frames
Wax moth Overview & ID
Wax moth control
Saving wax moth frames
EFB
AFB
CHALKBROOD
CCD, Murder Hornets, Africanized bees
Bears, skunks, birds, ants

OBTAINING BEES

Obtaining Bees Overview
Catching swarms
Making splits
Bee removals
Package bees
Nucs
Hives

MANAGING YOUR HIVES

Hive placement
When & how to inspect your hive

Feeding

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

Adding Boxes

When & why to add a second brood box
When & how to add supers

Finding Queens
Replacing queens

PRODUCING & HARVESTING HONEY

How bees make honey
What to expect year 1
When & how much honey to harvest
How to harvest honey
Extracting honey
Bottling honey
Post harvest hive care

PERSONALIZED APPLICATION

A step-by-step guide for what to do and when from getting bees in the spring (packages) through to next spring.

blue hive with bees

Check back often for new classes!