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:
- The Latest in the Texas Bee Lab Research with Dr. Juliana Rangel
- Nutrition Management for Robust Populations with Lance Wilson
- The Importance of Integrated Pest Management with Liz Walsh
- Raising Queens with Jay Poindexter
- Top Bar Basics with Brandon Fehrenkamp
- Beneficial Bee Flowers with Becky Bender
- Reproductive Biology with Dr. Juliana Rangel
- General Management with Mark Dykes
- Mead Making with Tanya Philips and Chuck Rayburn
- Increasing Hive Productivity with James and Chari Elam
- Texas Master Beekeeping Program with Mary Reed
- Swarm Capture Techniques with Brandon Fehrenkamp
- 10 Best Practices in Modern Beekeeping with Lance Wilson
- Varroa Samping with Mary Reed
- Customizing and Printing Your Own Honey Label with Cameron Crane
- Sustainable Varroa Management through IPM with Lance Wilson
- Basic Splitting Techniques with James and Chari Elam
- Equipment Building Workshop with Chuck Rayburn
- Miticides and Retinue Response with Liz Walsh
- Products of the Hive with Tanya Philips
- How to do Cut Outs with - Ryan and Dodie Stillman
- Ask and Expert Panel
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.