We're a social group of people who are interested in getting together to chat about honeybees and other pollinators, share books and ideas on the subject and establish some cooperatively managed honeybee colonies around town. Right now “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD) and other diseases threaten our honeybee population. We need to discover more about how we can help them, and make sure they are here to pollinate the flowers and fruits of future generations. While there is limited consensus about the causes of CCD, most experts agree on one important thing--If more colonies are established and maintained according to the best practices then there will be more survivors of the "plague". Throughout the world, people in urban areas are cooperatively cultivating bees using shared resources to build up bee populations, enhance public education and to cultivate their own communities--not to mention producing their own honey. We're looking for experienced beekeepers, wannabe beekeepers, or anyone just interested in meeting others who are interested in honeybees, bee products, or native pollinators. If you would like to become part of the solution by taking part in our urban beekeeping project in Austin, if you have some insight or expertise to lend, or if you're just interested in finding out more, please sign up!
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Get ready for Spring! Austin Area Beekeepers members, new and old, can attend an assembly party for everything wooden. Buy your hive and frame kits, then join with other...
Karl A. (Organizer),
JJ Pickle Center
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX
Join us for our 6th Annual Beekeeping Seminar!
This event requires registration and a ticket which you can do here: http://aabaseminar2017.eventbrite.com. In order to...
Karl A. (Organizer)
November 14 · 7:00 PM
Karl Arcuri will present on "Successful Colony Wintering ". He will discuss the what, when, why and how of getting your colony ready to survive the winter.
Karl Arcuri... Learn more
October 17 · 7:00 PM
Brandon Fehrenkamp will be presenting on Top Bar Hive Management. Many of our members have top bar hives but often feel left out since many of our discussions center... Learn more
September 19 · 7:00 PM
Lance Wilson will present on, "The 10 Best Practices in Modern Beekeeping". We will explore, in order of importance, the why and how of good management procedures.... Learn more
August 15 · 7:00 PM
Mr. Chris Doggett will be presenting on "Annual Beekeeping Management". This topic will cover what to expect during the beekeeping season and what you should be doing to... Learn more
July 18 · 7:00 PM
Brandon Fehrenkamp will be presenting on Swarm Capture and Cutouts. Brandon is the owner of Austin Bees Co. and provides cutout and consultation services in the Central... Learn more
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