Our  Meetings and Events

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Previous Meetings

DECEMBER 2017 Meeting

December 20

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Driftwood Volunteer Firestation

Famous author and Expert Beekeeper  LES CROWDER  will be our guest speaker, discussing Top-Bar Hives and Bee guardianship. POTLUCK style Meeting.

JANUARY 2018 Meeting

January 17

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Driftwood Volunteer Firestation

Urban Micro-Apiary Specialist and owner of Two-Hives Honey  TARA CHAPMAN will be our guest speaker, explaining to us her techniques to move from foundation to foundationless for more natural wax in the hive.

NOVEMBER 2017 Meeting

November 15, 2017

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Driftwood Volunteer Firestation

Swarm & Remover Extraordinaire  and owner of Company Bee STEVE BUTLER  will be our guest speaker, discussing SWARMS catching etc. We'll also discuss Ag Use valuations and, if we have time, planting for bee nutrition.

FEBRUARY 2018 Meeting

February 21

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Driftwood Volunteer Firestation

Certified Master Craftsman Beekeeper and past President of the Austin Area Beekeepers Association LANCE WILSON will talk to us about Spring Management and what to do over the next few weeks to get your hives off to a good start of the season.

MARCH 2018 Meeting

March 21

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Driftwood Volunteer Firestation

Master Beekeeper, Mead-Maker and co-owner of Bee Friendly Austin Apiaries CHUCK REBURN  will come and speak to us about ways to Grow Our Apiary Without Buying Bees

MAY 2018 Meeting

May 16 - Honey Bee Biology

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Order diner and hear Ryan Giesecke from Honey Bee Relocation Services and the President of the Trinity Valley Association in Dallas discuss Honey Bee Biology and its importance for a successful beekeeping experience. His presentations are extremely informative: don't miss this one!

JUNE 2018 Meeting

June 20 - Extracting Honey

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150

 

Order Diner and hear Chuck Reburn from Bee Friendly Austin give us a demo on how to extract honey, just on time for Honey Harvest!

JULY 2018 Meeting

June 20 - Annual Management of Colonies in Texas (understanding what activities are seasonal and why)

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150

To discuss Annual Management, Ashley  Ralph will travel from College Station where her husband Justin and she own Prime Bees Apiary. Ashley is the President of the Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association, and an Area Director for the Texas Beekeepers Association. Don't miss this important meeting!

AUGUST 2018 Meeting

August 16 - Top-Bar Hives - Beg. & Advanced

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Order diner and hear John Swan for Wicked Bee Apiaries and President of  the Travis County Association in Austin discuss Top-Bar Hives and their management in

SEPTEMBER 2018 Meeting

Sept. 19 - Holistic Gardening for Pollinators in TX

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150

 

Order Diner and hear Gardener Extraordinaire Eva Van Dyke, main speaker at Tour De Hives, talk about how we can best plant to help our pollinators thrive around us, just in time for planting season!

OCTOBER 2018 Meeting

October 17, 2018

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Ryan Giesecke, President of the Trinity Valley Association in Dallas, will discuss Pest & Disease and IPM Summary as well as Fights About Mites for a more detailed look at Varroa.  His presentations are extremely informative: don't miss this one!

NOVEMBER 2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Brandon Fehrenkamp, owner of Austin Bees, will discuss Safety for Beekeepers. Brandon is also a wealth of information on the subject of Topbar hives, and his passion and personality shine throughout his presentations.

JANUARY 2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Master Beekeeper and state level speaker Michelle Kerr-Pankonien will come all the way from College Station to talk to us about "Coming Strong Out of Winter and Sustainably Splitting Your Hives". Michelle keeps healthy bees without treatments, and teaches new beekeepers how to keep bees sustainably. She owns Busy Bee Apiary & Apothecary, and makes natural skin care products with beeswax.

JANUARY 2019 Meeting

January 16, 2019

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Master Beekeeper and state level speaker Michelle Kerr-Pankonien will come all the way from College Station to talk to us about "Coming Strong Out of Winter and Sustainably Splitting Your Hives". Michelle keeps healthy bees without treatments, and teaches new beekeepers how to keep bees sustainably. She owns Busy Bee Apiary & Apothecary, and makes natural skin care products with beeswax.

FEBRUARY 2019 Meeting

February 20, 2019

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

Daniel Weaver will talk to us about his latest research on the various mechanisms of virus resistance & Varroa tolerance in his treatment-free, locally grown, mite tolerant, virus resistant survivor stock. His family has been keeping bees for 130 years, and has been working on mite resistant genetic selection since the early 1990's

MARCH 2019 Meeting

March 20, 2019

General Meeting 7pm-9pm

Beginners Q&As 6:30pm-7pm

Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150)

 

Les Crowder will come and talk to us for our March Meeting. Topic TBD

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