Monthly Archives: August 2014

2nd Annual Tour de Hives – September 20th, 2014

Come Celebrate National Honey Month – Saturday September 20, 2014

Catch the BUZZ!!!  Join us for the 2nd Annual Austin Tour De Hives!
This will be a self guided tour of bee yards in the Austin and surrounding areas.  Discover how your neighbors are doing their part to save the planet one bee at a time!  Bee yards will demonstrate a variety of ways to keep and attract bees showing all the creative ways you can indulge in the art of beekeeping!

The days festivities will kick off in Southwest Austin at the Bee Friendly Austin Apiary. Proceeds from the event registrations and raffle will benefit the Bee Friendly Foundation a Texas nonprofit dedicated to helping Texans become more bee friendly through educational opportunities, raising public awareness, promoting bee friendly landscaping and humane treatment of bees, grants for scientific research, and more! 

Official Sponsors: Bee Weaver Apiaries, & Twisted X Brewery

July Meeting was a HUGE success!

We had over 30 attendees at the July meeting! Chris Doggett gave an excellent presentation on how to get started in beekeeping as a hobby. At the August meeting we will learn about equipment needs for getting started and discuss the various options available when you buy those first bees. Let us take the mystery out of shopping those bee catalogs!  Don’t buy extra equipment you really don’t need.  The next meeting is August 26th at 7pm, same place!