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Do you need beekeeping advice? Are you working on an agricultural exemption for your property? We can help!

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Need a speaker for your event? Instructors available, can travel world-wide. English and Spanish Fluent.

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Bee Friendly in the News...

Chuck in the News Talking About Bee Friendly Seeds from Cheerios!

You can view the story here: http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/03/21/environmentalists-seek-to-keep-bee-swarms-buzzing.html Great job Chuck! ūüėČ

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To use Bee Venom or not to use Bee Venom, may be the question! :)

CBS Austin contacted me recently asking my opinion about using bee venom in skin care products. ¬†We chatted a bit about how the venom is collected and I mentioned that I really didn’t get into beekeeping in order to take away the bee’s most important resources. ¬†I prefer to stick to making a trade with

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Top Tips for Starting Beehives – KLRU Austin Public Television with Central Texas Gardener

Bee-fore you jump into beekeeping, Master Beekeeper Tanya Phillips sweetens the deal with top tips for starting beehives. Owner of Bee Friendly Austin and founder of the Travis County Beekeepers Association, she’s got the buzz from set-up to honeycomb harvest. http://www.klru.org/episode/program-tax/sweet-tips-for-starting-beehives/ РClick here to watch! Now that Spring is here, everyone is asking questions

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Vinny & Ma Eat America – Filmed with Bee Friendly Austin

Vinny & Ma Eat America! http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/vinny-and-ma-eat-america.html Cooking Channel is going to air Vinny & Ma starting this month! The episode that featured Bee Friendly Austin will air on January 31st on The Cooking Channel at 10:00PM EST.¬† Remember that’s EASTERN TIME, so it will be 1 hour earlier in Texas – 9pm. We had LOTS

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My book, Beginning Beekeeping comes out on March 14, 2017!

You can pre-order here or I will have some for sale, too, once it is released! ūüôā

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It’s Almost Christmas!!!! Need Last Minute Gifts???

ONLY 3 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT! Come see us at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar downtown! The booths, the artists, and the music are fantastic! Merry Christmas! Tanya & Chuck

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Christmas Shopping Time! :)

It’s that time again! Beat the Christmas rush and order soon! We are preparing lovely gift baskets now, shrink wrapped and ready for giving, email your orders now and we can get them ready for pick up! ūüôā info@beefriendlyaustin.com Merry Christmas! xxx

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Beginning Beekeeping by Tanya Phillips

Howdy, So I guess it’s finally coming true… ūüôā For those of you who have found me to be slightly out of touch the last few months, it’s because I was busy working on a beekeeping book for beginners. ūüôā ¬†I am excited to announce that the release¬†date is set for March 14, 2017 and

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2016 – Bee Friendly Austin – Adopt-a-hive program in the news! :)

Check out the story here: http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/adopt-beehive-save-beekeeper#stream/0 You can adopt a hive here – http://beefriendlyaustin.com/?page_id=346 Enjoy! Tanya

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2016 Class Schedule ONLINE NOW! :)

We have some new classes on the menu and another instructor here at Bee Friendly Austin! Les Crowder is offering 4 different classes this Spring with varying dates, so sign up now! I also have my 2 classes posted through April.  We have to wait till its good and warm to do the hands on

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2015 – Fall Classes Bee-Ginning in OCTOBER!

It’s that time again! ¬†Time to order your bees, get your bee yard ready, paint your hive boxes, lets get ready for a NEW SPRING of bees! If you want to know what it will take to become a beekeeper, your class is coming up on October 16th or 23rd (2015). ¬†A 2-3 hour intro

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The NEW 2015 3rd Annual Tour de Hives Logo is REVEALED!!!

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So it took some combined effort, but we did it! ¬†Thanks to Thomas and J.J. for helping me “Get ‘er Done!” ¬†haha We wanted something new, funky, trendy, colorful and Texan! ¬†Just doing our part to keep Austin weird! ¬†Hope you like it and it is going to look great on tee shirts! ¬†We order

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2015 – 78704 Honey Extraction

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We just extracted honey from our downtown yard this past week and boy oh boy is it some YUMMY honey!  Its a light sweet floral honey with a slight touch of cinnamon taste to it.  Very interesting, I wonder what flowers the bees were browsing on downtown!  I LOVE the taste of this honey!  Everyone

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Les Crowder Workshop May 30-31, 2015 – Keeping Bees Naturally

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World renowned Top Bar Guru Les Crowder is coming to Austin for a workshop on May 30th and 31st. Both workshop days are 10am-4pm with a one hour lunch break. Location is Bee Friendly Austin Apiary – 9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, Tx 78736 Saturday’s workshop will be geared more towards first and second year

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Travis County Beekeepers Association Meetings are on 1st Monday of each month!

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The next TCBA meeting will be Feb. 2 at 7pm in the¬†Zilker Botanical Gardens meeting room. Parking is free when you tell them you are attending the meeting! ūüėČ Topics are: The Business of Buying Bees; What and When to buy! – Danny Weaver of Bee Weaver Apiary Hive Components and Top Bar Hives; what

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2015 – Welcome to our NEW UPDATED website!

I am really excited about our new website!  No more redirects from weebly, woowhooo! I have also streamlined my classes and we have an integrated Square Market online store! Please take a look around and let me know what you think! Thanks, Tanya

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2014 – World renowned Beekeeper & Author Les Crowder comes to Austin ~ October 24-26th!!!!

Join us at Bee Friendly Austin Apiary for a wonderful weekend learning about bees, top bars, managing hives and much more with Les Crowder, Author of Top-Bar Beekeeping!  2 full days of learning in the classroom and out with the bees.  Early bird registration is only $120 for BOTH DAYS!  SAVE $30! You must register

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Special Class at Wheatsville Coop South – June 14th, 2014

June 14, 2014 – 10:00am-12:00pm –¬†MINI¬†– Intro to Bees & ¬†Beekeeping $25 –¬† AT WHEATSVILLE ¬†COOP SOUTH AUSTIN on LAMAR – Register via the Co-op’s link below: ¬† SAVING THE WORLD, ONE BEE AT A TIME:¬† INTRO TO BEEKEEPING¬†– Held in the 4001 South Lamar Wheatsville Community Room. Bee Friendly Austin instructor, Tanya Phillips, will

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When the FIRE DEPT calls you….

Austin Fire Dept called us to remove a swarm from a bicycle that was parked in front of the University Co-op on Guadalupe yesterday! ¬†The bees were calm and pretty easy to re-locate, YAY!!! There was quite a large crowd around though, lots of questions and lots of “OMG!” as I started scooping handfuls of

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Texas AG Exemption for Beekeepers! SAVE MONEY!!!!

If you have a minimum of 5-6 acres of land up to 20-21 acres of land in TEXAS, youNEED to know this information. ¬†In Travis County you need 6 beehives on 5-20 acres and in some counties it’s 1 beehive per acre, but any way you cut it, you can save thousands of dollars each

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Austin’s 1st Annual Tour de Hives!

Bee Friendly Austin to Host 1st Annual Tour de Hives! We are really excited to be part of a new tradition that will help to raise awareness of bees and beekeeping in the Austin Area.  Healthy bees are crucial for pollination of the US Food Crops and their numbers are dwindling.  Now is the BEST

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It’s RAINING BEES, Hallelujah, it’s Raining Bees!

So, I went out to check up on the new swarm we caught yesterday and they were SERIOUSLY all bearded on the outside of their little hive!  So I took a photo and called my husband to let him know.  When he got home from work and walked over, the were GONE!!!!  So he came

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Our Latest Swarm Removal

Here is a pic of our latest BEE rescue from North Austin area. These were very sweet bees, not aggressive at all, did have 3 small white combs started.  We are hoping that they will LOVE their new home at TEECEEBEEZ Apiary!

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