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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Encaustic Painting

Upcoming Event

September 8, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX




Encaustic painting (or hot wax painting) involves painting using hot beeswax to which pigments have been added.  It is a technique that dates back to the first century BC.  This month Janet Reynolds will speak to the club about this fascinating art form.  In her own words:

  • I am a naturalist, artist & lover of this incredible life.
  • I actively communicate, listen, & share with community, concerning caring for the planet, clean water, food security, and our responsibility.
  • I work with youth in the Juvenile Justice System to help connect them with themselves & our world.
  • I teach adult painting in my studio in Little Forest Hills.
  • I create my own artwork and exhibit. It is an extension of my outreach.
  • I am an organic gardener & pollinator planter.
  • In short, I have a very good time!
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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

Movie Night: Bees - Tales from the Hive

Past Event

July 14, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX


Join  us for our annual movie night as we screen the NOVA special Bees - Tales from the Hive. The photography is stunning.  We will provide popcorn and soft drinks so don't miss it!

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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

Swarm Prevention

Past Event

April 14, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

It's that time of the year again when hives threaten to swarm.  Last month you heard about one way to take population pressure off of you hives by making splits.  This month join Russell Dittfurth as he discusses a variety of  methods for swarm detection and prevention.   Russell is the current president of the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association  (cchba.org) and brings a wealth of experience to the talk.

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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

Making Splits and More

Past Event

March 10, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

Stan Key, past president of Metro Beekeepers in Fort Worth, will talk to us about splitting hives. Whether it's for increasing how many hives you have, or for making more honey, Stan has a lot of advice and experience to share on how to split your hives.  Stan also runs his own bee equipment business, and will tell us a little about other opportunities in beekeeping in addition to making honey.

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 Christi Baughman with the "Bee Plant of the Month".

All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

Feed Your Bees

Past Event

February 10, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

January and February can be some of the hardest months for honeybees. They are coming out of winter torpor and beginning to produce brood in anticipation of the spring honey flow, but nectar and pollen are scarce.

Join us Tuesday, February 10, 2015 for a presentation by TVBA Club re-founder and longtime beekeeper extraordinaire Dr. Alan Eynon as he presents, “Feed Your Bees”. This presentation will teach you everything you need to know about how and when to feed your bees in order to keep them happy, healthy and ready to produce.

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 Bob Richie with the "Bee Plant of the Month".

All meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged to attend even if you don't know anything about beekeeping--it's a great chance to see what it's all about!

The Project - Queens and Brood

Past Event

January 13, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

Join us for this month's meeting featuring DB Van Gilder and friends discussing his new endeavor called "The Project".  In his own words:
How much better would your beekeeping experience be if you had immediately available laying queens and plenty of sealed brood?

Jerry Alcorn, Bob Richie and DB Van Gilder are developing a system, built on established successful methods, which will produce hundreds of queens, free to club members. We call this The Project. We will explain queen production, mating and “storage”. How “brood farming” is a natural product which will strengthen your hives. We will also show several types of wood ware to accommodate the individual beekeeper.

This can make a big difference in your bee keeping experience so make sure YOU ARE THERE!

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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged 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 9, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Q&A Session 6:45pm
The Point (at C. C. Young Campus)
4847 W. Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX

This month is our annual Holiday Potluck Party.  We'll supply the turkey and brisket and water, you can bring your favorite side dish or dessert.  If you're not so handy in the kitchen, just show up - there's always more than enough for everyone!  It's BYOB or wine if you are so inclined.  As always this is open to members and non-members alike.

Also, we will have Christian giving his Scholarship report and the Scholarship presentations. Come cheer on our Scholarship Students who have worked hard to become beekeepers.

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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and are free and open to the public. You're encouraged 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 - Medicinal Uses of Honey

Past Event

November 11, 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 DB Van Gilder leads an informative discussion on the medicinal uses of honey. We will also be treated to Christian's scholarship report and have the annual election of officers. Come and learn something new!

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 held on the second Tuesday of every month and 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!