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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October Meeting - Scholarship Reports

Upcoming Event

October 14, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

This month we will be treated to the Scholarship Reports by our two 2014 scholarship winners Christian and Joseph.  They've taken the classes, cared for their hives and as one of their final responsibilities they will make a short presentation on a topic in beekeeping.  These are always fun and informative!

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 - It's All About Mead

Past Event

September 9, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

Join us this month as Jason Van Gilder tells us all about mead.  Jason is the Lead Brewer at the Lakewood Brewing Company, and will demonstrate how to successfully make mead.  A wine made from honey, mead has been brewed for over 4,000 years.  Lots of equipment will be on hand so bring a friend and learn how you too can make this ancient beverage!

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!

June Meeting - Beeswax Uses with the Texas Honey Queen

Past Event
Hayden Wolf

June 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us tonight at 7:00 at CC Young to hear Hayden Wolf, the 2014 Texas Honey Queen. Hayden is going to talk about beeswax, some different things you can do with it and how to work it. She will also be demonstrating how to make a beeswax lotion. She'll have recipes for the lotion to hand out and some finished lotion that everyone can try.

Hayden Wolf, 18, of Big Sandy, Texas, is the youngest of four children. She began beekeeping in 2009 through the East Texas Beekeepers Association Youth Scholarship program and now cares for nine hives with her father. Hayden is a home school graduate, and plans on becoming a registered dietitian in the future. As the Texas Honey Queen she travels throughout the state speaking at schools, fairs, civic organizations, and to the media about the importance of honey bees. She also keeps the public up to date on her journey by posting on the Texas Honey Queen Facebook page and on twitter @TxHoneyQandP. 

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" and DB Van Gilder's "Gadget of the Month".

 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!

May Meeting - Picnic and Smoker Contest

Past Event

May 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
T&P Hill at White Rock Lake
Close to 3420 W Lawther Road (Park around here. We'll be in the pavilion.)

Join us for the 2nd annual Picnic and Smoker Contest at T & P Hill at White Rock Lake.  We'll supply the meat and you can bring your favorite side dish, salad or desert.   If you are culinarily challenged just bring a bag of chips!   All are welcome, members and non-members alike, so bring a friend.

We will also have our smoker contest.  The way it works as that everyone has a fixed amount of time to light their smoker.  Then we wait to see which smoker smokes the longest.  The winner will receive a prize along with bragging rights.  So bring your smoker, lighter and favorite smoker fuel! Rafi Smith is the defending champ - will he make it  two in a row?

We will  be meeting in the pavilion at T & P  Hill which is covered so we can handle rain if necessary. Last year it was very windy so dress appropriately.

We will not have our usual Q&A session at 6:45 since the whole meeting can be used for Q&A.  See below for an offer by DB Van Gilder on frames he is bringing to the meeting.


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!

April Meeting - Texas Chief Apiary Inspector

Past 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!