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2019 Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar

Austin Area Beekeepers Association

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

2019 Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar

Registration Information

Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Beginner Track
The beginning track has a set schedule and a limited quantity based on venue space. Beginners are encouraged to take the entire beginning track and will only be allowed in Advanced classes if space allows.
82 Registrations Feb 1, 2019 $70.00 $6.17
Advanced Track
Advanced Track - Appropriate for beekeepers with 1+ year experience. If you are completely new to beekeeping, we encourage you to buy the Beginner Track ticket.
143 Registrations Feb 1, 2019 $70.00 $6.17

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Event Details

This is a day-long seminar offering five 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 (28) 50 minute classes for intermediate and advanced beekeepers to choose from.  These non-beginner classes will include: 

  • Making Creamed Honey- Pamela Yeamens
  • Queen Rearing Workshop -Dr. Rangel
  • Annual Management-Ashley Ralph
  • Queen Management-Dr. Rangel
  • Growing Pains: Expanding from a Hobby to Sideline Beekeeper- Blake Shook 
  • Homemade Products from the Hive- Ashley Ralph
  • Bees as an Ag Exemption-Sue Ann and Scott Untied
  • Marketing and Brand Development-Mark Hedley
  • Honey Bee Biology and Behavior-Lance Wilson
  • Top Bar Management Part 1 - Brandon Fehrenkamp 
  • Top Bar Management Part 2 - Brandon Fehrenkamp
  • Swarm capture Technics-John Swan 
  • How to Monitor for Varroa Mites-Mary Reed
  • Pest and Diseases of Honey Bees-Mary Reed
  • Preparing for a Honey Show-Pamela Yeamans
  • Producing Honey-Blake Shook 
  • Live Bee Removals from Structures- John Swan
  • Making Increase w/o Buying Bees-Chuck Reburn
  • The 3 P's in Varroa Management- James and Chari Elam
  • The Top 8 Best Practices in Modern Beekeeping-Lance Wilson
  • Swarms, swarming and swarm management-Ryan Giesecke
  • Honey House Planning and Development-Mark Hedley
  • Honey Bee Nutrition and Feeding-Tanya Phillips

 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, TBA Honey Queens Program, Texas Master Beekeepers Program. 

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


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

The facility does not allow outside food at the event, but there are multiple lunch options less than 5 minutes away from the facility. Maps will be available the day of the event of all the local food establishments. 

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.

Is there a discount for staying at the hotel?

Marriott is providing a special room rate for those who need accommodations. A link will be provided after you successfully register.

What are my parking options?

Parking is available at the Austin Marriott North



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When & Where

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

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Austin Area Beekeepers Association

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.

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