February Meetup

Topic: Swarms and Splits

Learn how to prep your hive for spring and to prevent swarms.  We'll cover splits and checker-boarding among other ways to give your bees the space they need to ramp up.

Lots of time for Q&A on this and any other beekeeping topic.

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  • albert k.

    I am not able to take care of my bee hives at present and am thinking about maybe selling some of them. I always had hives near my garden but plan on cutting back this year. If anyone is interested in some hives call me. [masked]

    January 20, 2014

    • Gary C.

      Do you still have a hive available?

      March 4, 2014

  • Julie L.

    Hey there! I hope this isn't an inappropriate place to ask this! I am going to be moving in to a house in Hutto that currently has bees in the balcony. The homeowner and I would really like to get the bees in to a hive and have them on the property. I have wanted to keep bees for a long time. Would anyone be interested in giving up some tips or assissting in the process? thanks for any help! Julie

    March 1, 2014

  • Collin

    I am interested in keeping bees, is there anyone I could help with their particular hives. I was hoping I could learn best this way (along with reading and watching the appropriate materials) before purchasing a hive myself.

    February 25, 2014

    • Collin

      Awesome my email is [masked] and my cell is[masked]

      February 25, 2014

  • Billy H.

    Lance and Lily were great and precise. After 40 years, off and on keeping bees, I still learn in these classes from those more experienced that I.
    It was worth the drive from Oatmeal.

    Billy

    February 25, 2014

  • Terry S.

    Thanks Lily and Lance for another informative presentation.

    February 25, 2014

  • Jack G.

    Lance is very informative and a good presenter. The lady made a good presentation as well and was very informative. I'm sorry I don't remember her name. These meetings provide good information for a novice like me and an opportunity to discuss situations in our hives that we may not have encountered before.

    February 25, 2014

  • Pamela y.

    Once again, Lance is excellent and v humorous graphics.

    February 25, 2014

  • Liza S.

    Is this event free?

    February 24, 2014

  • James

    Hi everyone...brand new to bee keeping an am looking to order bee hive kit...does anyone have recommendation of a place to order from.

    February 8, 2014

    • April M.

      James - I emailed you some information regarding our foundation options.

      February 10, 2014

    • Jack G.

      James, If you want to get started quickly you can purchase complete hive kits from Brite Ideas or Bee Weaver. You will need to look Bee Weaver up on the internet (beeweaver.com) to see when their next marked days will be held. Brite Ideas is on South Congress in the shopping center just ease of the rail road tracks after you pass the Ben White.

      February 18, 2014

  • Don t.

    I lost a hive last summer for unknown reasons. I am prepping the langstrom for a new colony. Should I remove the old wax or leave it for the new colony. Some is plastic foundation and most is pure wax in good shape.

    February 16, 2014

    • Lance W.

      If the colony did not die from a brood disease and if the comb is not extremely damaged by wax moths or small hive beetles, you should be fine. If you send me pics I will be glad to take a look.

      February 17, 2014

  • Lance W.

    You should find a company you like and stick with the same manufacturer on the wooden components.

    February 10, 2014

  • Billy H.

    Tanya, Can I get some info on the class tomorrow such as directions, cost, limited attendance, etc. I would like to come if possible.
    I have the times only!

    Billy Hutson

    January 24, 2014

    • Tanya P.

      Class info at www.beefriendlyaustin.co­m - $40 tomorrow from 9am-1pm. (southwest austin)

      January 24, 2014

  • Tanya P.

    Dennis Brown from Bryan Tx will be here in Austin on Saturday to teach a beekeeping class for beekeepers wanting to learn chemical-free methods. He is teaching at Bee Friendly Austin's Apiary in SW Austin Saturday January 25th from 9-1, hope to see some of you there! ~ Tanya

    January 23, 2014

    • Tanya P.

      Hi Amanda, see my reply to Billy, above. You can also check out the website: www.beefriendlyaustin.co­m

      January 24, 2014

    • Amanda W.

      Thank you!

      January 24, 2014

  • Carolyn

    So sorry I missed today's urban beekeeping class. I was really looking forward to learning how to care for bees. I hope the group will set up another class and I won't be late to register for it!

    January 18, 2014

    • Tanya P.

      Carolyn, there is a chemical free beekeeping class at my house tomorrow for $40 taught by a 50 year verteran beekeeper from Bryan, TX. We have monthly classes as well: www.beefriendlyaustin..c­om

      January 24, 2014

  • Tanya P.

    Sorry, all the info is on my website: http:www.beefriendlyaustin.com it's $40 and it's tomorrow from 9am-1pm in SW austin.

    9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, TX It's an indoor classroom at our apiary.

    Hope that helps!
    Tanya
    [masked]

    January 24, 2014

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