Travis County Beekeepers Association is committed to educating both beekeepers and the public about the importance of honeybees. One way we do this is by curating interesting programs and hosting experienced speakers for our meetings. All meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you enjoy this year’s schedule of speakers and topics!
TCBA meetings are usually held on the FIRST Monday of each month. Typically, a beekeeper lesson is offered at 7:00pm, then we may have a guest speaker, another class, or a short business meeting. Meetings are held inside the Zilker Botanical Garden Center Large Meeting room, parking is free for attendees. Please bring snacks to share when you can, thanks!
2017 Upcoming Schedule:
Monday, September 4th: 7pm-9pm:
Special Guest Speaker(s): Chris Doggett; Les Crowder
Chris Doggett will be speaking to us about Honeybee Nutrition, Feeding, and how to ensure your bees have plenty of food stored up before winter comes.
Les Crowder will be discussing the similarities in management between a Langstroth and Topbar Hive. Learn the differences in the two hive styles, and how in some aspects they’re not that different at all.
Monday, October 2nd: 7pm-9pm Are your hives ready for Winter? We will take a look at the fall nectar flow and discuss the steps that you may need to take to ensure your hives successfully survive a Central Texas “Winter”.
Monday, November 6th: 7pm-9pm We’ll be checking in with our scholarship recipients to get an update on their first season of beekeeping. Discussion on how to Order Bees for Spring and where to order from. Last minute winter preparations for your hives. We will also be Nominating new club officers for 2018. Any member current on their dues is eligible to hold an officer position. Interested parties can speak to any of the current officers to be placed on the ballot.
Monday, December 4th 7pm-9pm – Holiday Potluck Celebration – with a short business meeting to Vote in our new officers for 2018.
*Occasionally topics will change or be shifted in order to accommodate special guest speakers.