Classes/Tours

 Sunday, October 28th, 2018: 1pm-5pm – Bee Friendly Austin OPEN HOUSE

(It’s FREE! Just come by, see the bees, taste honey, etc. ANY TIME between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. 🙂

Apiary Tours; Beekeeper Q & A; New & Used Beekeeping Equipment for Sale; Book Signing; Honey & Mead tasting; Learn about your county’s Beekeeping AG Exemptions; and more… Address: 9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, TX 78736


2018 Fall Class Schedule:

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Class 1: Beekeeping 101

Saturday October 13th : 9am-12pm – CLASS 1 – Beekeeping 101 ~ $60 per person

Saturday November 3rd : 9am-12pm – CLASS 1 – Beekeeping 101 ~ $60 per person

(Indoor class with powerpoint and displays; tour of bee yard; honey tasting, etc)

CLASS 1 teaches you how to get ready to become a beekeeper, what kind of hive you want, where to put the bees, what you need to get started, discusses AG exemptions, bee biology, and more! Class sometimes runs overtime depending on number of students and all the questions that come up. 🙂 A lot of information gets presented in a short amount of time. Class is not suitable for young children, sorry.


Class 2: Beekeeping 201 Hands-on Beekeeping  

Sunday October 14th: 9am-1pm ~ CLASS 2 – HANDS ON – $150 per person 

Sunday November  4th: 9am-1pm ~ CLASS 2 – HANDS ON – $150 per person 

(Some indoor, mostly outdoor; must have already taken class 1 or a beekeeping 101 class)

Working in the hives in full beesuit and gear. ( Wear closed-toed shoes; you can bring your own suit and equipment or borrow mine, must sign a waiver to participate)

Class 2  teaches you how to light/use your smoker effectively, how to inspect your frames and hives, how to recognize/treat for hives pests using organic treatments if needed. You will see and recognize all castes/stages of brood/bees, and hive products such as honey, propolis, royal jelly, pollen. This class is about taking care of your bees seasonally based on bee biology.  A lot of information gets presented in a short amount of time. Class is not suitable for young children, sorry.  This is an advanced class, typically best for students that already have bees or know they will shortly. (with 0-2 years experience) You must have completed either my Class #1 or attended another Texas bee school class #1. (if you are unsure if this class is right for you, just send me an email to) – CLICK HERE

*Class date is dependent on weather for bees, must be over 65 degrees and under 95 degrees. – Taught by Tanya Phillips & Chuck Reburn (as needed to keep low ratio of students to instructors)


Instructors:

Tanya Phillips, Master Beekeeper, and Author of Beginning Beekeeping, Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive!

Chuck Reburn, Master Beekeeper & Meade Making Instructor


All classes are taught in SW Austin at our home office, plenty of free parking. Air conditioned/heated classroom and outdoor bee yard.  Address: 9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, TX 78736

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