2018 Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar
This is a day-long seminar offering 4 different educational presentations running concurrently throughout the day. There will be a full-day track of beginning classes for people with little or no experience keeping bees who want a solid foundation of beekeeping essentials. There will also be 24 hour-long classes for intermediate and advanced beekeepers to choose from. These non-beginner classes will include:
General Management 1 and 2 – James and Chari Elam
Nutrition Management – Lance Wilson
Simple Queen Cell Production – Dan Aurell
Varroa Monitoring – Mary Reed
Preparing for a honey show – Pamela Yeamans
Bees as an Ag Exemption – Dennis Herbert
Splitting Techniques – Tanya Phillips
Queen Rearing – Dr. Rangel Scientific Presentation
Reproductive Biology – Dr. Rangel Scientific Presentation
Extraction from a Building – Steve Butler
Effective Varroa Management for Robust Populations – Lance Wilson
Harvest Economics – Mark Hedley
Growing an Apiary Business – Mark Hedley
Top Bar Management 1 and 2 -Brandon Fehrenkamp
Nutrition Management – TBD
Honey Bee Biology and Behavior – TBD
Brood Disease Management – Dan Aurell
Equipment Assembly – Chuck Reburn
Impact of Miticides on Queen Mandibular Pheromone -Liz Walsh
Beneficial Beescapes – Becky Bender
Swarm Capture – Steve Butler
All proceeds for this event will be used to promote sustainable beekeeping practices and provide support to our much appreciated Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab.
Registration starts at 8:00am with the first class starting at 9:00am.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
We highly encourage all attendees to bring a bag lunch if you would like to talk to vendors over the lunch hour. There are also multiple lunch options within walking distance of the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
While we will have a list of attendees, check-in will go more quickly if you bring your printed ticket with you.
What are my parking options?
Parking is available at the Norris Conference Center