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 once a 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!
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April Meeting - Texas Chief Apiary Inspector

Upcoming Event

April 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Come meet Texas' new Chief Apiary Inspector Mark Dykes.  Mark will introduce himself and his organization and give a presentation on a recent beekeeping trip to Africa.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have Robyn Slagle filling in for Alan with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about! 

March Meeting - Diagnostic Tests for Bee Diseases

Past Event

March 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us this month as Ernie Colaizzi discusses diagnostic tests for bee diseases.  His lab offers tests for several bee diseases and he hopes to learn how better to serve our community.

Dr. Colaizzi is President of Research Associates Laboratory located in Dallas Texas, the nations "oldest and most experienced veterinary molecular diagnostic laboratory."  An avid animal lover, he helped determine the first sets of 'normal values' for blood chemistries and hematology in avian species in the late 1970's.  His lab has worked to increase research and testing in bird species, reptiles and other exotic animals, pest insects and detection strategies, plant diseases and now are excited to add Bee diseases and problems to their ever growing list.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about! 

February Meeting - Spring Hive Maintenance

Past Event
February 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

It might not seem like it outside, but Spring is just around the corner!  Join  us Tuesday, February 11 as Christi Baughman of beegirl.biz walks us through the  various tasks involved in getting your hives ready for the Spring nectar flow.  If you just got bees last year this will be invaluable as you move into caring for mature hives.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

January Meeting - Bee Gadgets and GIzmos

Past Event
January 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, January 14th when TVBA welcomes DB Van Gilder to discuss various and sundry bee gadgets.  DB has kept bees for several  years and delights in trying out new and imaginative tools for the bee yard  He will be sharing his favorites with us.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

December Meeting - Holiday Potluck Party


Past Event
December 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the holidays with our annual Holiday Potluck party.  Bring a dish to share.   We will supply turkey, brisket, water, and coffee. BYOB or wine. 

The raffle gift basket, supporting our scholarship students, will be given away during the party!

Also we will be having our annual election of officers.  This is your chance to help out the bee club you love!

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

November Meeting - Les Crowder

Past Event
November 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

This month TVBA is fortunate to have Les Crowder as our featured speaker.  Les is a nationally recognized speaker and author on topbar hives and chemical-free beekeeping. A beekeeper for over 30 years, Les spent five years as the NM Honeybee Inspector and five years as the President of the NM Beekeepers Association.  He has been teaching beekeeping classes since 1983. Learn more about Les and his work at his website www.fortheloveofbees.com.

Also we will be having our annual election of officers.  This is your chance to help out the bee club you love!

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

October Meeting - Bee Economics

Past Event
October 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us this month for Bee Economics: Economic Benefits of Honey Bees in Agriculture, a half hour presentation given by Christi Baughman of beegirl.biz (and former TVBA President) on how the honeybee affects our food supply and what local communities can do to support this valuable insect.

Also we will be voting on entries in the annual photo contest with a $50 grand prize!

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have  Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

September Meeting - Scholarship Presentations

Past Event
September 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us as Rafee and Dean, our 2013 Scholarship Winners, make their presentations to the club. Learn about the role of the queen bee and how bees use electricity to communicate.

The Q&A Session starts at 6:45. Come early to get your beekeeping questions answered by our more experienced members in a more informal setting. Also, we will have our "Bee Plant of the Month" and Alan Eynon with our monthly "In the Hive".

All meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!