Beekeeping 101 Online Course

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!  No Beekeeping Classes at this time, but check back later for more informationRead down below for information on the Beekeeping 101 online course.


Beekeeping 101 Online Course

Explore how to start a beehive with this online beekeeping course for beginners. If you are a beginner and interested in getting started, this course will walk you through all the basics of beekeeping. Learn how to raise bees in your backyard and understand how much it costs to start beekeeping. This 4-hour course is the perfect DIY beekeeping guide. It will answer your questions about honeybee biology, beekeeping equipment and suit options, and what to expect during your first year of beekeeping.




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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
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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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