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Austin Area Beekeepers Association: Austin 8th Annual Beekeeping Seminar

- February 2, 2019 -


Feb 02, 2019    
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Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd, Round Rock, TX, 78681

When: Feb. 2, 2019 9am – 5:30 pm

Who: Austin Area Beekeepers Association

Where: Austin Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681

Cost: $70 (Regular Registration)

Why: The mission of this daylong seminar is to educate people of all experience levels in sustainable science-based bee husbandry and to provide support to worthy bee charities. Most of the proceeds are donated to the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab, the Texas Beekeepers Association Queen’s Program, the Texas Master Beekeeping Program and other bee charities.

Description: This is a day-long seminar offering five different educational presentations running concurrently throughout the day. There will also be (28) 50-minute classes for intermediate and advanced beekeepers to choose from. A SEPARATE BEGINNER TRACK has been formatted covering a variety of startup topics for soon-to-be or very-new beekeepers. A beginner beekeeper will learn the fundamentals of honey bee biology and behavior, how to select the equipment you will need, where to buy bees, how to set up your apiary, how to light a smoker, feeding, colony inspection, the fundamentals of honey extraction, queen finding, requeening and annual management.