Beekeeping 101 (In Person Sept 30 & Online Starting Oct 3)
When: September 30, 2022 || 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Bexar County, Texas A&M AgriLife Classroom
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208
San Antonio, TX 78230
*In Person Field Day – October 1 (weather dependent), other options will be provided.
October 3, 2022 || 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 5, 2022 || 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 10, 2022 || 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 12, 2022 || 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Optional Field Day location:
Leon Springs area of San Antonio/South Boerne.
Beekeeping 101 covers the basics of beekeeping, from what tools, protective equipment, and hive equipment to purchase to how to use them, how to set up the apiary, and how and where to purchase bees. We’ll also cover what to expect during the first year of beekeeping and how to maintain and manage healthy hives.
Live, virtual option offered over four sessions, every Monday and Wednesday, October 5-12, from 6:00-8:00 PM. All sessions are live, and participants can interact with instructors.
Optional Field Days are also offered with various times and dates that will be provided with sign-up provided after registration. Tentative dates/times are October 1, 8, and 14. Additional days may be added based on need. Field Day is subject to apiary conditions and weather.
- A kit of educational materials will be mailed to you.
- An email with the link to join the class will be sent after registration and days before the class.
- The session will be recorded, and a link to watch will be provided after each session.
- Learn the lifecycle of the honey bees, the lifecycle of the hive, the caste system, and the subspecies of honey bees. By understanding the biology of the insect you are trying to manage, you can better understand what is happening inside the hive.
- This lesson will cover the basics for beekeeping, including what to purchase, what suit options are best, how to construct a hive, where to place your hive, and considerations for food and nectar.
- This lesson will cover the options for purchasing bees and how to install them, as well as what you should be seeing with your bees through the seasons, when to know if they are hungry or stressed and, how to remedy that, how to feed bees, how and when to rob honey.
- Honey bees may be plagued by many stresses and pests, and this lesson will cover how to manage and identify those pests, including varroa mite management options and monitoring, fire ant control, hive beetles, and wax moths, and more.