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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  • November 17 · 7:00 PM

    November Meeting

    75 Austin Beekeepers | 5.00

    Topic: Manage Your Hives for Winter. I will discuss winter management techniques that will encourage winter survival for a quick spring buildup! In addition many of us... Learn more
  • October 20 · 7:00 PM

    October Meeting

    49 Austin Beekeepers | 5.00

    Topic: "Pros and Cons of Top Bar Beekeeping". Guest presenter Gayla Lavallee to discuss Top Bar Hives vs. Langstroth hive setups. Q&A about general beekeeping issues to... Learn more
  • September 15 · 7:00 PM

    September Meeting

    79 Austin Beekeepers

    Topic:  "Beekeeping 101". Our presenter is Chris Doggett. He is a beekeeper in Thrall TX,  President of The Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association and... Learn more
  • August 18 · 7:00 PM

    August Meeting

    69 Austin Beekeepers | 5.00

    Topic: Mark Dykes, Chief Apiary Inspector at Texas A&M, will be speaking with us about his research about honey bees in Africa. There will be time for Q&A with Mark as... Learn more
  • July 21 · 7:00 PM

    July Meeting

    62 Austin Beekeepers | 5.00

    Topic: Honey Extraction **Please bring any tshirt or logo ideas to this meeting, or email your ideas to the organizers (by clicking the "contact" button on the left of... Learn more
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