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

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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 the tees tomorrow and I have some sample images below!  Enjoy!

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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 beekeepers with topics such as beginning beekeeping, natural and chemical free hive control, honey extraction and more.

Sunday’s workshop will include more advanced topics such as management for honey production vs management for hive increase, queen raising, beeswax rendering and uses, pollination with top bar hives, and more.

Workshop will be at the Bee Friendly Austin Classroom and Apiary in SW Austin and will have limited seating available.  Each day includes a hands on portion in the Bee Yard with live beehives, you must dress appropriately!  Please bring, rent, buy, or borrow a bee suit you are comfortable using.  You may attend 1 day or both days.  Early registration discount if you register by May 3, 2015.

CLICK HERE to register!

*Refunds will incur cancellation fees as follows:
Requests prior to May 3rd – $10 cancellation fee
Requests between May 4- May 10 – $20 cancellation fee
Requests between May 11- May 17 – $30 cancellation fee
Requests between May 18- May 24 – $40 cancellation fee
Requests between May 25- May 28 – $50 cancellation fee

Liability Disclaimer: By purchasing you are agreeing to sign a participant waiver. The waiver will apply to all participants you register. If the parent or guardian is not present at the lesson, please print the waiver, obtain the signature of the guardian, and bring it to the session.

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

beesThe 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! 😉

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 you need to get started – Tanya Phillips

Setting up the Bee Yard – Chuck Reburn