- 9 Ratings
Intro to Bees & Urban Beekeeping Class in Austin
Take part in an introductory class where you discover the world of honey bees and how to jumpstart a new career. Work with a trained professional, who's there to answer any questions you may have about the industry.
What You Will Do
- Learn all about beekeeping with an interactive class that's ideal for beginners
- Master the fundamentals of beekeeping with a professional teaching you the basics you need to know in order to get started
- Participate in informative discussions, having your questions answered by someone who's been in the business for years
- Walk away more informed and with a detailed booklet that provides you with helpful information
- Guided beginners course
- Any necessary equipment
- 9 Ratings
Awesome intro class! Tara really gives you an idea of what to expect when you’re thinking about getting into beekeeping. Thank you 2 Hive Crew!
I'm totally sold on the gospel of bees and I think two hives is amazing!! I want the business to continue to succeed so here are some suggestions that are specific to the experience and some ideas: + Repaint the learning room. Find someone to turn it into a hive and/or represent the various stages of a hive. you can point to those as learning tools + General look/feel of the room should be upgraded - better furniture up front (not necessarily expensive), a stand for the computers, non-ziploc for the combs, etc. + Sitting on those bar stools for 2 hours is pretty uncomfortable. maybe cushions or other chairs with backs and cushions + Send around a fleshed out presentation after the event to connect with your audience again + The initial email should prep people for what they'll learn in class, encouraging them to bring notebooks and pens, something to drink etc. + If you keep the chalkboard, rehang it so its straight and get a better chalk marker Other ideas: + Do a 10% discount for people who sign up for the next class/service right then and there + Host a food blogger/influencer class that's less scientific but that talks through the hive to table process. also have one for chefs + Connect with a local artist and see if you can get them to specialize in painting beehives + Create place settings for the class - include the brochure, social handles, a honey straw (?) or a featured recipe and temporary tattoos (like the ones Tara has)
I think for my first beekeeping class Tara kept it extremely informative with lots of resources without being overwhelming. I like that fact she is always willing to be a great resource in the future. I am looking forward to taking more classes and learning a lot more from her as I start my own hives.
Knowledgable teacher who cares deeply about her clients(the bees).
I enjoyed the crash course in intro beekeeping. I'm exited to start with my sil. I was especially drawn in by the fair handling of opinions and attitudes regarding styles of beekeeping. Tara was amazing in her fair minded presentation. It was nice to hear pros and cons and the freedom to decide for our own situations and philosophies. It really was a great experience! Except for the hard seats. Last of the 2 hours was tough.