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

.  Beekeeping Basics Online is now open for registration!  This is a four night class covering a variety of topics to get you all prepared for beekeeping.  It will be live, but I am recording the classes, so you can watch later at your convenience if you can’t make each one.  Below are the dates and topics.

The time is 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m,. that includes time for questions.

  • September 2:  Honey Bee Biology
  • September 3:  Beekeeping Basics
  • September 9:  What to Expect the First Year
  • September 10:  Risks of Honey Bees

Registration will be up until September 3rd or until we fill up the class (which we did last time).

Registration is $35 and  Register Here!

You will receive an email with the link to join the class via zoom, so be sure you enter your email address correctly!

AND, if you’ve already got your basics down and are looking for the next steps – a Second Steps in Beekeeping 4 part series is also up online for registration.  Use the same link as above to register and get more information on topics we’ll cover!












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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