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! 🙂

Merry Christmas!



Beginning Beekeeping by Tanya Phillips



So I guess it’s finally coming true… 🙂

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. 🙂  I am excited to announce that the release date is set for March 14, 2017 and pre-orders are available now on Amazon!

The publisher is DK Publishing out of Ohio, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House!  My photographer for the book is AMAZING, too!  Her name is Kimberly Davis and she has worked so hard to bring this book to life with all the great shots in the bee yard!

I can’t wait to share my work with everyone!

Expect to see a lot of advertising as it gets closer to print!

Thanks for all your support!


CLICK BELOW to pre-order!


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 classes, so please be patient.

I will add more classes in February and March if it’s gets warm enough, but I have a feeling Winter isn’t quite over yet, so I am waiting a bit.

All the classes are are posted on the schedule of classes and visable on the calendar, so go check them out.

To sign up for my classes, go into the “shop now” page under classes.  For Les’ classes, he has a link below the dates he is offering the classes.  The link takes you into his square page.

Thats it! See you soon!

Tanya & Les

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 class on everything you need to know to get started with beekeeping.  How much of a time commitment?  How much space do you need?  How to get that AG exemption if you have 6-20 acres?  Get all your basic questions answered and see what kinds of equipment you can choose from.

If you have already taken a beginner class or already have bees and need some hands on experience to expand and improve your skills, learn how to spot a queen more easily, get familiar with hive managment skills, compare your bees to someone elses.  Then Class 2 is for you!  The next classes in October will be on Sunday Oct 18th or Oct 25th.  Now that the weather will be cooling down we can go back into learning mode!

Sign up through our store!


Tanya Phillips, Journeyman Beekeeper