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2016 Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar

By Austin Area Beekeepers Association

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 · 1:15 - 1:25pm CST


J.J. Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758 Austin, TX 78739

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.


This is a day-long seminar offering 4 different educational presentations running concurrently throughout the day. There will be a full-day track of beginning classes for people with little or no experience keeping bees who want a solid foundation of beekeeping essentials. There will also be 15 hour-long classes for intermediate and advanced beekeepers to choose from. Those non-beginner classes will include:

  • General Management with Mark Dykes and Mary Reed
  • Effective Varroa Management through IPM with Lance Wilson
  • Building your Apiary Numbers with Mark Hedley
  • Swarm Capture Techniques with Brandon Fehrenkamp
  • Raising Queens with Liz Walsh
  • Nutrition Management with Lance Wilson
  • Beneficial Bee Flowers with Becky Bender
  • The Latest in the Texas Bee Lab Research with Dr. Juliana Rangel
  • Colony Supersedure and Management with Dr. Juliana Rangel
  • Beekeeping in South Africa with Mark Dykes
  • Top Bar Hive Management by Dean Cook
  • Africanized Bees and Management with Lance Wilson

All proceeds for this event will be used to promote sustainable beekeeping practices and provide support to our much appreciated Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab.

Registration starts at 8:00am with the first class starting at 9:00am.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

We highly encourage all attendees to bring a bag lunch. There are also multiple lunch options within a one mile radius from the venue.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

While we will have a list of attendees, check-in will go more quickly if you bring your printed ticket with you.

What are my parking options?

Parking is available at the JJ Pickle Research Center.

About the organizer

The Austin Area Beekeepers Association's mission is to educate people of all experience levels in sustainable bee husbandry and provide funding for the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab, TBA Honey Queens Program, and the Texas Master Beekeepers Program.