Beekeeping 301 - hands on - In the Apiary

  • 3 Ratings
US $163
per person

This Class is third in our 3-part series on becoming a beekeeper and will give you the hands-on experience and confidence you need to feel more comfortable working with your bees at home.

Beekeeping 301 - hands on - In the Apiary durationDuration:3 hr - 4 hr
Beekeeping 301 - hands on - In the Apiary cancellationCancellation: No refunds for cancelled bookings.
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What You Will Do

Beekeeping 301 – Hands-on – in the apiary – 2-3 hours - $150 pp Limited to 12 - 16 students maximum, with 4-6 per instructor *Pre-requisite of 2 prior bee classes, with at least one class from our farm We will put you in control of a hive inspection and help you recognize the bee stages on a working bee farm in SW Austin. See Agenda below: Lighting a Smoker Putting on the Beesuit/Veil/Gloves, etc Working in the apiary – first watching then performing a hive inspection in both Langs and TopBar hives. Queen spotting at every hive Recognizing Eggs, Larva, House Bees, Foragers, Drones, Queens Hive management of problems that arise in the apiary Distinguishing brood comb, drone comb, honey, and pollen

What's Included

We have bee suits, gloves, veils, smokers, tools and equipment for you to borrow or purchase, as needed.

Additional Information
    • Hands-on classes may need to be rescheduled if weather is adverse for bees. This is a working apiary with live honey bees on site. Although a stinging episode would be extremely rare, it is possible to be stung by a honey bee when visiting an apiary. Please do not attend if you believe you have severe bee allergies or have ever experienced anaphylactic shock after a bee sting.
  • All Students must sign a waiver before working with bees in the apiary. Please wear CLOSED-TOED SHOES or BOOTS, LONG SOCKS, LONG PANTS, and bring a long-sleeved shirt. NO SANDLES, NO BARE ANKLES, NO EXCEPTIONS.

  • Beekeeping Classes: No Refunds. If you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, you may reschedule into another class on a different date by sending an email to Tanya. This is subject to class space and availability. Classes purchased may also be gifted to a friend. 9874 Wier Loop Circle Austin, TX 78736 tanya - 512-560-3732 cell chuck - 512-560-5575 cell email:

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  • 3 Ratings
  • Casey
May 21, 2019

I needed more hands on experience.

  • Mike
April 17, 2019

Tanya and Chuck know and love bees, are great teachers, and eager to share their knowledge. This is our third class with them, we keep coming back because of this Thanks!!!

MEETING LOCATION: 9874 Weir Loop Circle, Austin, TX 78736, USA

August, 2019


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