Beekeeping Basics Spring 2020 Programs

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers various educational programs related to bees and beekeeping.  Want to learn how to be a beekeeper, but have no experience – we can help!  Have a couple of hives, but need a little guidance – we can help!


Beekeeping Basics Online Series

Interested in Beekeeping, but need some information to get started? This live, online course will cover the basics of beekeeping to get you prepared to have your own hives with the opportunity to interact with instructors. Through this four part series, we will cover honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, managing a hive, and pests and disease management of honey bees. You’ll learn what to expect those first early years as a beekeeper!
Click on link to register:

June 23: Honey Bee Biology
June 24: Beekeeping Basics
June 30: What to Expect the First Year
July 1: Risks of Honey Bees
Each session will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

These courses will be recorded, if you miss a class, you can watch at your leisure within a month of completion of the class.

After registering, a link to Zoom and password will be sent via text and email. Study materials will also be emailed to you so you can follow along with the presentation.


Friday, March 20th: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Postponed until further notice!

3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Ste. 208, SATX, 78230

  • Field Day Options(weather dependent, times may vary)
  • March 21: 1 pm-3 pm
  •  March 21: 3 pm-5 pm
  • March 22:  12 pm-2 pm
  • Click here to Register

Friday, April 17th: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Postponed until further notice!

San Antonio Botanical Garden, Classroom B, 555 Funston Ave., SATX, 78209 

  • Field Day Options(weather dependent, times may vary)
  • April 17 at Botanical Gardens:  3 pm-5 pm
  •  April 18 at Leon Springs:  10 am-12 pm
  •  April 18 at Leon Springs:  12 pm-2 pm
  • Click here to Register

Field days will be held at an apiary in the Leon Springs area unless otherwise noted.


Have you ever thought about keeping bees?  For AG exemption purposes, to pollinate your garden, make your own honey, or just as a hobby?

This program is for anyone interested in beekeeping and/or learning how to start beekeeping but need to know where to start. This class is geared for first time beekeepers and presented by experienced beekeepers, entomologists and horticulturists.
Anyone can be a beekeeper—young or old, city or country dweller!

During this course, we will cover the basics of bees and beekeeping, including: bee biology, beekeeping equipment and clothing, what to expect with your bees, and plants to provide your bees.  *Please note that this class is geared for those with minimal to no beekeeping experience, please consider one of our other classes if you have prior beekeeping experience.

A hands‐on field day to an apiary will be provided after the classroom portion. Field day may be directly following the classroom portion or on a different day. This is where you will learn the most about beekeeping!  Must sign a medical release waiver to participate. Bee suit & gloves provided.  Directions to apiary given on Friday.

Lunch is provided on Friday!

Cost – $65

To receive email notification of registration opening, please email to join email list.





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