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Beekeeping Basics
Group Class

Standard Group Class Rates: $75 per adult or $25 per youth student.

These small group classes are designed to prepare new beekeepers that are getting started and/or anyone simply wanting to learn and know more about honey bees. The classes are typically held on the weekends during the warmer months (see schedule below) and do require signing up in advance to avoid over crowding. In each full afternoon session we go over the basics of beekeeping including a "hands on" session, weather permitting of course.

The class is approximately four hours in length and will include, but is not limited to, the following topics of discussion:

  • Equipment
    • Identification and Uses
  • Hive Setup
    • Component Arrangement and Placement
  • Hive Maintenance
    • How often and what to look for during inspections
  • Life Cycle of the Honey Bee
    • Including Tasks of the Workers, Queen and Drones
  • Supplements
    • What, Where, How, When and Why
  • Pests and Diseases of the Hive
    • Identification, Prevention & Treatments
  • Varroa & Tracheal Mites
    • Treatment Methods
  • Swarm Prevention
    • What is all the buzz about
  • Harvesting Honey
    • How much to rob and when

Please Note: The Hands On Session includes going into an active bee hive. We normally work with a very gentle natured non-aggressive hive of Italian bees, therefore full protective gear is not required, but a bee veil is recommended for the general safety of the students.

Receive a $25 discount on the class for adults with the purchase of a hive and/or bees. The discounted price is $50 for adults, youth students are admitted free when the family is purchasing bees. Please contact us for additional scheduling information and/or group discounts and private sessions.

Group Class Schedule (weather permitting)

Next Class Dates:
April 21, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, & May 27
White = Somerset TX Dates (San Antonio Area)

$75 per adult - $25 per youth $25 discount with the purchase of bees
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San Antonio 4/21
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Houston 5/6
San Antonio 5/13
Austin Area 5/20
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