“ I think it's a great place for anyone who is interested in starting their own hive and also to meet other beekeepers and learn from each of them. Since I missed the first meetup of the year I missed the starting out part which would have been great for somebody like me who is just getting in to this, but there is always folks there willing to help. Would be nice to have a workshop to actually make our own boxes and frames with hand tools - there is something about making your own stuff. ”
— Aslam A. on Mar 20, 2015.
“ Very helpful ”
— Sheri J. on Mar 17, 2015.
“ Always a great learning experience. It would be nice to also identify where people roughly live or have hives so that we could potentially help each other with our hives. ”
— Marlon M. on Jan 18, 2015.
“ We truly learned a ton from the 101 Seminar and the additional afternoon classes. We would like to begin beekeeping organically and with the bees in mind, the different hives were well explained as well as suiting up and bee keeping tools. Between a book that I had previously read and this seminar, we are leaning towards the Top Bar. Thanks again for everyone's hard work to put this together. Looking forward to becoming more involved. ”
— Henriette on Jan 18, 2015.
“ I am Zshynold Sacay Filippino, 32 years old assistant beekeeper for 6 years in phils. I do my best to register this group to find that someone that can help me to find a job in beekeeping industry in abroad,,, Thanks my contact no.+[masked] ”
— Zshynold S. on Nov 28, 2014.
“ Great group. Always ready to assist and provide advice. ”
— Alex on Oct 21, 2014.
“ Strong & Growing ”
— Zella F. on Aug 19, 2014.
“ Beats WCABA hands down! Relevant information. I liked the open Q&A session after the presentation, and that other beeks in the audience were allowed to offer their answers. I also liked that people seemed to know each other and support other beek's efforts. ”
— Jim & T. on Jun 17, 2014.
“ First time visit and plan on being a regular. ”
— Carl on Jun 17, 2014.
“ I just attended for the first time. This was so informative! I am impressed by the knowledge of the group. I will be attending regularly now. Thank you!!!, ”
— Leslie on Jun 16, 2014.
“ I am a newbe and need help, this is a good place to start. ”
— Jack H. on May 20, 2014.
“ Very informative and a very nice group of people that I look forward to getting to know! ”
— Kurt S. on May 19, 2014.
“ Whoever thought to start this organization is a visionary. When I was wanting to learn about beekeeping I couldn't find any groups where I could discuss my questions to get more local information about bees. The internet is great and so are books, but most focus on areas of the US other than central Texas. ”
— Jack G. on Apr 23, 2014.
“ This group could grow into a resource portal for any Central Texas interested in beekeeping and urban agriculture. ”
— Judith H. on Apr 22, 2014.
“ Nice group of people with lots of great input - Thank you to all! ”
— Terry on Mar 17, 2014.
“ The presenters were all very knowledgeable and seem to have a sincere passion for beekeeping. The class was very informative and beneficial for new and prospective beekeepers. Thanks to Lily for organizing the class, and I look forward to February's meetup. ”
— Jeff on Feb 25, 2014.
“ Great mentoring group. Try to never miss a meeting. ”
— Terry S. on Jan 20, 2014.
“ A great group ”
— Rock T T. on Jan 18, 2014.
“ Very informative meeting. I am a complete newbie, but can tell this is a good group to be a part of. Seems like a great community to get information from. ”
— Marty E. on Nov 19, 2013.
“ I wish it were closer to Oatmeal but I will try to make the monthly meetings depending on the topic and my availability. ”
— Billy H. on Nov 19, 2013.
“ Lance did an amazing job- real inspiring! ”
— Terry on Oct 21, 2013.
“ What a great group of people. ”
— Bill B. on Sep 17, 2013.
“ Great environment to learn! ”
— Julie A. on Sep 16, 2013.
“ Friendly and interesting group of people with varying degrees of experience, but all seem to have a helpful attitude. ”
— Don P on Aug 23, 2013.
“ Great group of people from ALL OVER Austin! Diverse group including people just now thinking about getting a hive to very experienced beekeepers! Awesome! ”
— Jennifer Zent V. on Jul 15, 2013.
“ It is new to me, but so far great. ”
— Ivonne M. on Jun 18, 2013.
“ Seemed very knowledgable ( presenter, guest, and members). ”
— vicki v. on Jun 17, 2013.
“ great info thanks to whoever brought the Mannlake catalogs!!!!!! ”
— charles a. on May 21, 2013.
“ Nice group Will to share ”
— Soleil on May 20, 2013.
“ First meeting, new to beekeeping, great meet! ”
— Olivier C. on Apr 16, 2013.
“ Great collection of new and experienced beekeepers! Excellent knowledge presented and topics of discussion! ”
— Mark B. on Feb 14, 2013.
“ awesome ”
— Laura W. on Feb 12, 2013.
“ a bit overwhelming for a very fresh newbie! ”
— Lynn Rose D. on Feb 11, 2013.
“ I''ve been in regular attendance for one year now and could not have ever started without the group. ”
— Wendy T. on Jan 20, 2013.
“ Went kind of fast, but would love to have more or them to learn more. ”
— Lynn on Jan 19, 2013.
“ as a 1 year beekeep I'm looking to get more involved with this group ”
— Jim H. on Jan 19, 2013.
“ Jim Hogg was a great speaker. I like his mission to save bees and his practical advice. ”
— Mila M. on Jan 19, 2013.
“ I look forward to receiving Full/Part time work with a commercial beekeeper I hope to be connected with one through this service. I will bee* at the next meeting! ”
— Nathan R. on Jan 6, 2013.
“ Love the group and sharing information about bees. ”
— Joanna on Nov 29, 2012.
“ Karl, again, thank you for hosting this tremendously educational meeting. I truly appreciate you sharing both your time and experience with us! ”
— Heather J. on Oct 30, 2012.
“ Great resources! I will keep coming back to meetings & to the website! Thanks so much! ”
— Gay L. on Sep 28, 2012.
“ This was probably the best conducted meeting so far. I thought it was very informative and there was great interaction. I also believed that having "special" themed meetings was a great idea. ”
— Will A. on Sep 27, 2012.
“ Fun, informative group. Will definitely attend the next meeting. ”
— Mark on Sep 27, 2012.
“ friendly folks happy to share their knowledge and experience ”
— Holly C. on Sep 27, 2012.
“ Excellent. ”
— Pamela y. on Sep 27, 2012.
“ yes ”
— Larry L. on Sep 26, 2012.
“ Having only attended one 'meetup', I can't truly offer a fair review... Other than to say my first meeting was fantastic, fun, informative, and all who attended were great people, as well, super speakers! Thanks to all...... Regards, Miguel :~) ”
— Miguel on Aug 7, 2012.
“ Was delighted with the friendly, interesting people and topic. ”
— lullabelle on Aug 7, 2012.
“ Excellent group that shares all types of issues and solutions that we new beeks might face. ”
— Ginny S. on May 1, 2012.
“ My first beekeeping Meetup on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at OPA was extraordinary. I really enjoyed the diversity of interests and the deep generosity among those sharing their information and experience about bees. This new-bee really appreciated the support and is looking forward to attending future Meetups. ”
— Bill P. on Apr 2, 2012.
“ Great, looking forward to future meet ups. ”
— Harleigh A. on Jan 26, 2012.
“ I enjoy this meetup. The participants are very willing to share their knowledge and understanding of beekeeping. ”
— Marilyn P. on Jan 22, 2012.
“ would like to attend more ”
— maribel s. on Jan 17, 2012.
“ So nice to be with a community sharing the same interests ”
— Debi a. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ This is such a great group- everyone is passionate and excited about the bees and it's so helpful for a beekeeping newbie like me to connect with people who have more experience. Thanks! ”
— Amy N. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ Very nice and knowledgable group. Look forward to future meetups. ”
— Philip K. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ I look forward to getting to know the people involved. ”
— Peggy B. on Jan 15, 2012.
“ I'm so grateful you're here. ”
— Dr. Robin Heart S. on Sep 11, 2011.
“ I am very excited to have joined the group, and I very much look forward to possibly attending future gatherings... ”
— Zack G. on Sep 11, 2011.
“ Great bunch of folks. I am grateful to know so many are passionate about bee colonies! May we have more meetings! ”
— Jennifer Welch N. on Sep 11, 2011.
“ I love it. I'll go to every meeting I can. ”
— ferret668 on Apr 11, 2011.
“ an interesting/diverse group of people - all levels of experience - some seem interested in trying new things/experimenting - some in doing things the way they've always been done - it'd be good if more experienced people showed up to share their experience/opinions - the beginners (including me) have a lot of enthusiasm and book-knowledge ”
— Ric C. on Apr 4, 2011.
“ Well after so many yrs thinking about learning how to keep bees... just came to me again this wkend -went on a search and saw that I just missed your Sat meet...I'll be looking forward to the next meet-Sat 12th!! ”
— karen j. on Feb 6, 2011.
“ Awesome! ”
— Aida N. on Feb 6, 2011.
“ great, fab, whatever! ”
— bob on Feb 6, 2011.
“ Fantastic resource offering a very valuable service. ”
— theresa on Feb 5, 2011.
“ Seems like a friendly bunch eager to get started! ”
— William S. on Feb 5, 2011.
“ We have a wonderful bunch of caring people who can do a great deal to help preserve our honeybee and native pollinator populations in Austin. Now that Spring is approaching, it's time to order your bees and start building or acquiring hive boxes. ”
— Joe E. on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Cool ”
— Jim Hogg (Daddy's B. on Oct 4, 2010.
“ Because Beekeeping is fun and we are stewards of the life God has blessed us with it is important to conserve and protect life and liberty. Our bees represent both and are amazingly effective pollinators and producers of honey, wax, pollen and propelis, all of which improve our health and living. Bees in their natural state are probably where the strongest stock comes from. If we can replicate this as inner city or urban beekeepers we may theoretically save them from extinction and possibly help save ourselves as well. ”
— Andy on Mar 25, 2010.