Beginning Beekeeping by Tanya Phillips



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 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!


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! 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 you need to get started – Tanya Phillips

Setting up the Bee Yard – Chuck Reburn

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 and pay by October 3, 2014 to get the discount.  

Friday night – FREE Discussion with Les on how beekeeping is improving and how bees help agriculture. Open to the public. (location to be announced, soon)

October 25, 2014 – Saturday – 10am-4pm – Beginning Top Bar Hive Beekeeping – $80

Octover 26, 2014 – Sunday – 10am-4pm – Seasonal Hive Management – $80
BOTH DAYS – $120 – Early Bird – by Oct 3, 2014
BOTH DAYS – $150 – Regular Price – after Oct 3, 2014

You may attend 1 day or both!  REGISTER NOW!

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 РHeld in the 4001 South Lamar Wheatsville Community Room. Bee Friendly Austin instructor, Tanya Phillips, will share information on how to help bees by understanding the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, planting bee friendly gardens, learning what it takes to begin a hobby in beekeeping and much more!
Participants will get to see a colony of bees at work in an observation hive, touch and see beekeepers tools and protection gear, see different styles of beehives, including Top Bar hives and Langstroth hives, understand how a bee colony works, taste some delicious honey varietals, and learn how to substitute honey instead of sugar in home recipes. $25 Click to REGISTER.