Welcome

Welcome! Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association is a non-profit club bringing together old, new, and aspiring beekeepers in the Dallas area. Please have a look around our site and feel free to comment. We meet the second Tuesday of each month in Dallas and our meetings are always free and open to the public! If you like what you see, then please join us as a member!

Save the Date! Upcoming Events and Opportunities

New Beekeeping Classes

First, we are proud to announce TV Bees’ Beekeeping 101 Seminar, So You Want To Be A Beekeeper. This two-part series is intended to help prospective beekeepers decide whether they are ready to take the plunge into beekeeping and, if so, to help with the planning process. Spring is the best time to start a new hive, and therefore fall is the time to gather the things you need. Bees tend to sell out early, and you will want to have your hive set up well before your bees are set to arrive, so the time to plan is now!

These classes will be held before our regular monthly meetings in October and November so that you can attend the class and come to the club meeting afterward. The October class will present topics to consider before deciding to start a beehive, helping you to weigh the pros and cons of beekeeping. The November class will focus on planning for your new hive and developing a list of supplies you will need to start your hive in spring 2017.

So You Want To Be A Beekeeper Series
When: October 11 and November 8 at 6 pm
Where: The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas 75214
Cost: Each class is $10 per family ($5 for current members); pay at the door via cash or check.
RSVP to info@tvbees.org so that we can plan for handouts and seating.

Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Opportunities

Several of our members have expressed an interest in getting more involved with the club, and we are pleased to present several opportunities to get involved in community outreach or club meetings. Please see the listings below and contact the appropriate person if your are interested in getting involved.

What: Dallas Green Fest, hosted by the Dallas Office of Environmental Quality, to share topics from gardening to renewable energy, and, of course, beekeeping. We are looking for 2-4 volunteers to help out at our booth. Experienced beekeepers and club members will be there as well, so don’t feel that you have to be an expert to volunteer! We just need a few folks who are passionate about bees to chat with the public.
When: Saturday, September 24, from 10-2 (you can stay the whole time or work a shorter shift)
Where: Farmers Assisting Returning Military Urban Farm, 700 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas 75226
Contact: Ryan Giesecke at ryangiesecke@gmail.com to sign up

What: C. C. Young Mind, Body & Spirit Health & Wellness Fair for seniors. We are looking for one more person to help man our booth and talk to the C. C. Young community about beekeeping, pollinators, and gardening. Experienced beekeepers will be there as well, so don’t feel that you have to be an expert to volunteer!
When: Wednesday, September 28, from 1:30-4
Where: The Point at C. C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, 75214
Contact: Ryan Giesecke at ryangiesecke@gmail.com to sign up

What: Texas Beekeepers Association Booth at Texas State Fair
When: Various times throughout the State Fair
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
Contact: John Talbot of the Collin County Beekeepers Association is coordinating the sign up list. Email him at john@sabinecreekhoney.com for details and available volunteer times

What: Coppell Biodiversity Center Bees & Butterflies Wild Sunday, with information and activities for families, focusing on pollinators and flowers. We are looking for a couple folks to staff our booth and chat with the public. Experienced beekeepers will be there as well, so don’t feel that you have to be an expert to help out!
When: Sunday, October 23, from 2:30-4
Where: The Biodiversity Education Center, 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, 75019
Contact: Bob Richie at rgrichie@sbcglobal.net to sign up

Ongoing Opportunities

We are also looking for a CPA and an attorney with nonprofit experience who might be willing to help advise on the process for getting nonprofit status and filing tax statements. Please email us at info@tvbees.org if you are able to help out.

Finally, we are looking for people who would be interested in reading a brief poem at one of our club meetings or in presenting a brief book review of a book that you have checked out from our club lending library. Email us at info@tvbees.org if you are interested.

Thank you for supporting our club!