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2020 Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar

Austin Area Beekeepers Association

Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

2020 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.
174 Registrations Jan 3, 2020 $75.00 $6.20
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.
185 Registrations Jan 3, 2020 $75.00 $6.20

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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: 

  • How a 70's Pole Barn Became a Honey House-Pamela Yeamens
  • Markets and Marketing-Blake Shook
  • Annual Management-Robin Sliva
  • Beekeeping 201-Blake Shook
  • Bees As Your Ag Qualifer- Dennis Herbert
  • Honeybee Diseases and Pests -Terry Spencer
  • Honey Bee Biology-Pierre Lau
  • Nutrition Management for Robust Populations-Lance Wilson
  • Split Decisions-Increase Made Easy-Ryan Giesecke
  • Queen Management-Dr. Juliana Rangel
  • Reproductive Biology -Dr. Juliana Rangel
  • The Management of Honey Crystallization-Tara Chapman
  • Africanized Bees-Ryan Giesecke
  • Swarm Capture Techniques-John Swan
  • Live Bee Removals from Structures- John Swan
  • Honey Bee Pheromones and Communications-Pierre Lau
  • Effective Varroa Management through IPM-Lance Wilson
  • Managing Varroa Mites-Mary Reed
  • Mite Monitoring-Mary Reed
  • Honey Label and Marketing- James and Chari Elam
  • Fun with Wax (hands on workshop)-Dodie Stillman
  • Bees As Your Ag. Qualifier-Dennis Herbert
  • Top Bar Management -1-Brandon Fehrenkamp
  • Top Bar Management-2 Brandon Fehrenkamp
  • Effective Swarm Control-Robin Sliva
  • Honey Regulations and Bottling Requirements (Texas)- James and Chari Elam
  • Honey Bee Nutritional Ecology-Pierre Lau
  • The 15 most important Things to Know in Beekeeping-Blake Shook

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.

What are my parking options?

Parking is available at the Austin Marriott North



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

Saturday, January 4, 2020 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, TBA Honey Queens Program, and the Texas Master Beekeepers Program.

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