• Hays County Beekeepers JULY - Thinking Ahead: Double Nucs for Sustainable Apiary

    What we'll do 6:30pm-7pm BEGINNERS GENERAL Q&A 7pm-9pm GENERAL MEETING / Guest Speaker: Dan Weaver Topic: THINKING AHEAD: USING DOUBLE NUCS TO ESTABLISH A SUSTAINABLE APIARY ________________________________________________ Come in at 6:30pm for Ask the Beekeepers, and stay from 7pm to 9pm for our guest speaker and main topic. You may PRE-ORDER DINNER (until the Sunday before at the latest) from Vista Brewing at https://www.hayscountybeekeepers.com/meeting-food-order BAR SNACKS and DRINKS will also be available that night without pre-order, _____________________________________________ This month, starting at 7pm, we are extremely lucky to have Chari and James Elam from Bluebonnet Beekeeping come all the way from Conroe, TX to discuss how to use Nucs to make your Apiary sustainable: this is a class for beekeepers with a good knowledge of bee biology, but everyone will benefit from this very informative presentation. Using Nucs is a method used a great deal up north to overcome winter losses, but Chari and James have developed a Texas version of the system to be the "All year round" resource colony - always having the resources needed to overcome obstacles! Current Montgomery County Beekeepers Association (MoCo) Mentor Directors ~ (one of the largest Mentor programs in Texas) and active Mentors in the MoCo Youth Sponsorship program, Chari and James have owned and operated the very successful Bluebonnet Beekeeping Supplies until recently selling the “Supplies” end of the business, maintaining the selling of Nucleus Colonies and teaching classes. They regularly teach all levels of beekeeping at Bee Schools and Seminars across Texas and Louisiana ~ frequently guest host on local radio programs promoting local Agricultural interest, National Webinars as well as speaking at “Local” Bee Clubs and nationally at the North American Beekeeping Conference. It is our privilege to receive them at HCBA for this one of a kind presentation. __________________ - Your questions - Notebook and pen to take notes - Friends (beekeepers or not) - totally optional but really appreciated by all: Door Prize Donations (could be equipment or gear you no longer use, honey, candles, bee art, vouchers, gift cards, etc.) - you will get an extra door prize ticket for each additional door prize you bring :-)

  • Hays County Beekeepers SEPTEMBER MEETING - Using Products of the Hive WORKSHOP

    What we'll do 6:30pm-7pm BEGINNERS GENERAL Q&A 7pm-9pm GENERAL MEETING / Guest Speaker: Tanya Phillips Topic: USING PRODUCTS OF THE HIVE FOR LOTIONS, SALVES, etc. (HANDS-ON WORKSHOP) __________________________________ Come in at 6:30pm for ASk the Beekeepers, and stay from 7pm to 9pm for our guest speaker and main topic. You may PRE-ORDER DINNER (until the Sunday before at the latest) from Vista Brewing at https://www.hayscountybeekeepers.com/meeting-food-order BAR SNACKS and DRINKS will also be available that night without pre-order, _____________________________________________ This month, starting at 7pm, Austin based Bee Friendly owner and Master Beekeeper Tanya Phillips will come and show us how to use beeswax to make salves, lotions, lipbalms and tea candles Tanya is the former creator and President of Travis County Beekeepers Association and former Area Director. She is a Master Beekeeper and keeps Langstroth and Top-Bar Hives with her husband Chuck Reburn, who makes delicious mead. __________________ - Your questions - Notebook and pen to take notes - Friends (beekeepers or not) - totally optional but really appreciated by all: Door Prize Donations (could be equipment or gear you no longer use, honey, candles, bee art, vouchers, gift cards, etc.) - you will get an extra door prize ticket for each additional door prize you bring :-)

  • Hays County Beekeepers OCTOBER - Going Strong into Winter; Common Fall pitfalls

    What we'll do 6:30pm-7pm BEGINNERS GENERAL Q&A 7pm-9pm GENERAL MEETING / Guest Speaker: Dan Weaver Topic: GOING STRONG INTO WINTER: COMMON PITFALLS IN THE TEXAS FALL ________________________________________________ Come in at 6:30pm for ASk the Beekeepers, and stay from 7pm to 9pm for our guest speaker and main topic. You may PRE-ORDER DINNER (until the Sunday before at the latest) from Vista Brewing at https://www.hayscountybeekeepers.com/meeting-food-order BAR SNACKS and DRINKS will also be available that night without pre-order, _____________________________________________ This month, starting at 7pm, BeeWeaver's Jason Gamble will give us his seasoned Texan beekeeper's best tips and tricks to make sure your colonies are ready for the Winter and survive until the Spring. __________________ - Your questions - Notebook and pen to take notes - Friends (beekeepers or not) - totally optional but really appreciated by all: Door Prize Donations (could be equipment or gear you no longer use, honey, candles, bee art, vouchers, gift cards, etc.) - you will get an extra door prize ticket for each additional door prize you bring :-)