Are you considering home beekeeping? Do you want to find out if you are ready to make the commitment? Spring is the time to get your honeybee hive started! Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey will lead an informative class on the science of bees and beekeeping basics. You will also learn about the importance of native bees and how to attract them to your garden.
Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.
The presentation at the next Austin Area Beekeepers Association meeting will be on:
Managing Bees in an Africanized Zone-Texas! - a look at the history, range, evolution and behavior of Africanized bees in Texas. In addition there will be a discussion on management options to both prevent and reverse Africanization in your apiary led by Lance Wilson (Certified Master Craftsman-GMBP)
Join Yard to Market Co-op at TreeHouse for an introduction to Beekeeping. We will learn the biology, behavior and domestication of the European Honey Bee. We will look at Langstroth hives as well as Top Bar hives and learn all the essential gear you need to get you going on the journey of beekeeping. Our instructor John J. Swan owns Wicked Bee Removal as well as maintaining his own apiary and producing organic honey for local retailers. He is president of the Travis County Beekeepers association and is an advanced member of the Texas Master Beekeepers Program.
We will have top flight presenters from all over Texas including Dr. Rangel from Texas A&M and Mr. Mark Dykes the Chief Apiary Inspector. In addition please note we have added another presenter, Tanya Phillips, to provide instruction on top bar hive management!
Bee rescue services. Please do not spray bees, they do not want to sting you, they die when they do. Call us to come take them away so you can go about your day! Servicing Austin, Bastrop, Elgin and all points between.
Brandon Fehrenkamp has been keeping bees for nine years now and doing removals for six years. He has removed bees from houses, trees, water meter boxes, and many other structures. He keeps most of his bees in Elgin, TX on an organic produce farm surrounded by acres of mesquite and wildflowers. He also has hives at a few farms in East Austin and is always looking for new places to keep bees. He doesn't use antibiotics or chemicals in any of his hives.