Beekeeping for Beginners: Honey Bee Biology

First class: Saturday, February 24,10 am – 12 pm at Trinity Haymarket (1715 Market Center Blvd, Dallas)

Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association will be offering a 6-part “Beekeeping For Beginners” series for 2018. These classes will are available as individual sessions ($35 per family) or as a package at a discount ($150 per family). Fees are further discounted for Trinity Valley members ($125/$25), so please consider becoming a member. Classroom classes will be held at Trinity Haymarket.

This, our second class, will focus on honey bee anatomy, biology, and behavior. Basically, this will address everything that these amazing creatures do with or without us. Castes, foraging, wax production, honey production, defensive behavior, mating, individual reproduction, and swarming will all be discussed. An understanding of why bees do what they do will help equip you to make informed management decisions as you start your beekeeping adventure.

Recommended reading material for this series is “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” by Diana Sammataro and/or “First Lessons in Beekeeping” by C.P. Dadant.

A great selection of beekeeping equipment, as well as these books, will be available for purchase at Trinity Haymarket, so be sure to plan some time to shop while you’re there.

For more information on this class series, and to sign up, please visit

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