If you’re a new or prospective beekeeper, this is a great time of year to take a beekeeping class or two! Here is a listing of local classes that we are aware of; please note that this listing is NOT sponsored by any of the classes and that we don’t endorse any particular classes except the ones offered directly by TVBA.
So You Want To Be A Beekeeper Presented by TVBA If you missed the beginner beekeeper’s series that TVBA offered in October and November, you now have the chance to take both classes at the same time in January. Our incoming president Ryan Giesecke will be presenting this course, designed to help prospective beekeepers decide whether they are ready to take the plunge and to assist with planning for equipment, supplies, and bees.
When: January 7, 2017, from 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Coppell Biodiversity Center
Cost: $10 per family
RSVP: RSVP here to register or for more information
Beginning Beekeeping Series Presented by TVBA TV Bees is proud to present a new six-part series in spring 2017. These classes will take new beekeepers through their first year, from setting up equipment, to installing bees, to inspections and troubleshooting, through to (possibly) harvesting honey and winterizing the hive. We will be offering classes in Dallas once a month in January, February, March, April and October plus a lab class in the apiary in early summer. Classes are offered individually or at a discount if you register for the series. Additional discounts available to club members.
Details: We are still finalizing dates and locations; please check back here or keep an eye out for your TV Bees email newsletter for final details and reservation info.
Langstroth Beekeeping Seminar Presented by Christi Baughman of Beegirl.biz Christi Baughman will be offering an overview of beekeeping in Langstroth hives, with three hours in the classroom at Trinity Haymarket in the Dallas Design District and three hours in the apiary. Bee suits provided (limited number available so do register in advance); beekeeping textbook recommended (available for purchase at Trinity Haymarket).
When: Janaury 14 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Trinity Haymarket
RSVP Contact Trinity Haymarket at 214-202-2163
The Art of Beekeeping Presented by Christi Baughman Christi Baughman of Beegirl.biz (and past TVBA president) will be offering this introductory beekeeper series again in spring 2017. The series includes both classroom sessions and hands-on experience in the field. The five-class series is offered as a set.
When: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, and May 6
Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Seagoville
Cost: $235 for one person
RSVP and more info at http://www.beegirl.biz
Mastering the Art of Beekeeping Presented by Sabine Creek Honey John Talbert of Sabine Creek Honey presents this series for the beginning beekeeper. Sessions will include lectures and hands-on experiences with opportunities to purchase beekeeping equipment as needed. Five four-hour sessions are offered as a set; choose from one of two available series. See website for dates.
When: One Saturday a month January-May (check website for dates)
Where: Sabine Creek Honey, Josephine TX
Cost: $200 for one person
RSVP and more info at http://www.sabinecreekhoney.com/beekeeping-seminar/
Bees, Bees, Bees: The Wonderful World of Bees at Richland College Ryan Giesecke, incoming TVBA president, will present this not-for-credit course at Richland College in Spring 2017. This is not a beekeeping class per se; rather it is more of a natural history of bees, including native bees and honeybees, and their relationship to humans.
When: Thursday mornings, 1/26/17-2/16/17 from 10-11:30 am
Where: Richland College
Register and more info at http://www.richlandcollege.edu