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Current Events and Programs


2019 Programs

March 2, 2019 (Saturday)
Event:
The Art of Beekeeping, a multi-month school for beginners
Location: Sabine Creek Honey Farm, Josephine, Texas
Program: Pollen and Nectar Plants for Honey Bees
For more information: www.sabinecreekhoney.com/beekeeping-seminar Limited enrollment. Pre-registration required. 

March 9, 2019 (Saturday)
Event:
The Art of Beekeeping, a multi-session school for beginners
Location: Sabine Creek Honey Farm, Josephine, Texas
Program: Pollen and Nectar Plants for Honey Bees
For more information: www.sabinecreekhoney.com/beekeeping-seminar Limited enrollment. Pre-registration required. 

March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
Event:
Central Texas Beekeeping School
Location: Brenham, TX
Program: Beescapes: Planting and Conserving Honey Bee Habitat for Bee Nutrition and Honey Production
For more information: www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org Registration required.

September 28, 2019 (Saturday)
Event:
Texoma Herbs and Old Rose Society (THORS)
Location: Denison, TX
Program: Beescapes: Native Texas Plants for Honey Bees
For more information: rhogenson@yahoo.com

October 5, 2019 (Saturday) Event: Brazos Valley Beekeepers School, co-sponsored by Texas A&M Bee Biology Lab
Location:
Bryan/College Station area
Program: Honey Bee Plants for Native Texas Landscapes
For more information: https://www.bvbeeks.org/events/bee-school/. Registration required.

October 14, 2019 (Tuesday)
Event:
Northeast Texas Beekeeper’s Association
Location: Canton, TX
Program: Beescapes: Planting and Conserving Bee Habitat
For more information: www.texasbeekeepers.org/northeast-texas-beekeepers

October 2019 (Saturday) - Date TBD
Event:
DFW Beekeepers Conference, co-sponsored by Trinity Valley Beekeepers Assoc. in Dallas and Metro Beekeepers Assoc. in Ft. Worth
Location: TBD
Program: Beescapes: Honey Bee Plants for Texas Landscapes
For more information: https://www.tvbees.org/dfw-conf/ Registration required.

Past Events and Programs


2018 Programs

January 27, 2018  (Saturday)
Event:  7th Annual Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar
Location:  Norris Conference Center, Austin, TX                                                       
Program:  
Beescapes:  Conserving and Planting for Honey Bees
For more information:  texasbeekeepers.org/events/2018-austin-area-beekeeping-seminar.  Registration required.

March 3 & 10, 2018 (Saturdays)
Event:  The Art of Beekeeping for Beginners
Location:  Sabine Creek Honey Farm,  Josephine, Texas
Program:  Plants for Honey Bees
For more information:  www.cchba.orgLimited enrollment.  Pre-registration required.

March 17, 2018  (Saturday)
Event:  Central Texas Beekeeping School
Location:  Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX
Program:  Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees
For more information:  www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org     Registration required.

April 5, 2018 (Thursday)                                                                                             
Event:  East Texas Beekeepers Association                                                                                

Location:  Whitehouse, TX 
Program:  Beescapes:  Texas Plants for Honey Bees 
For More Information:  www.etba.info/

June 2018 (Saturday)  Date TBD
Event:  Texas Beekeepers Association's  Annual Summer Clinic
Location: 
Program:  Beescapes. 
This program uses honeybee biology and foraging habits as the foundation for choosing honey plants for gardens, landscapes and rural land. Participants discover how the science of pollen analysis provides clues to plants our bees favor and habitat worth conserving. The focus is on using native Texas plants to provide attractive, ecologically-responsible bee forage. Presented by Becky Bender
For more information:  www.texasbeekeepers.org  Registration required.

September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)                                                                      
Event:  Wood County Beekeeper's Association
Location:  Winnsboro, TX
Program:  Planting and Conserving Bee Habitat
For more information:  www.woodcountybeekeepers.org

Sept. 22, 2018 (Saturday)
Event:
Brazos Valley Beekeepers School, co-sponsored by Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab
Location: College Station, Texas
Program: Honey Bee Plants for Native Texas Landscapes This program uses bee biology and foraging habits to choose honey plants for Texas landscapes. Learn how the science of pollen analysis provides clues to plants our bees forage and habitat worth conserving. The focus is on native Texas plants that provide attractive, nutritious and responsible bee forage for all seasons.
For more information: Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association at http://www.bvbeeks.org/fall-beekeeping-school.html. Registration required.

October 11, 2018 (Thursday)
Event: Prosper Garden Club
Location: Prosper, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Selecting and Conserving Plants for Honey Bees
For more information: (Not open to the public).

October 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Event: DFW Area 1st Annual Beekeepers Conference, co-sponsored by Trinity Valley Beekeepers Assoc. in Dallas and Metro Beekeepers Assoc. in Ft. Worth
Location: Waxahachie, Texas, Hagee Communications Center
Program: Beescapes: Honey Bee Plants for Texas Landscapes
For more information: http://www.TVBees.org/dfw/conf. Registration required.

December 6-8, 2018
Event:  Louisiana Beekeepers Association, 2018 Annual Convention 
Location:  Sulphur, LA, WestCal Event Center
Program:  Beescapes:  Planting and Conserving Honey Bee Habitat
For more information:  LABeekeepers.org     Registration required.

2017 Programs

January 21, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: 6th Annual Austin Area Beekeeping Seminar 
Location: JJ Pickle Research Campus, Austin, TX 
Program: Beescapes: Choosing Honey Plants for Texas Landscapes and Rural Land. Presented by Becky Bender.
For Information: Lance@BeekeepingHelp.com

March 4 & 11, 2017 (Saturday)
Event: Annual Beginners Beekeeping Course: Mastering the Art of Beekeeping
Location: Sabine Creek Honey Farm, Josephine, Texas
Program: Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.cchba.org or John@SabineCreekHoney.com Limited enrollment. Preregistration required.

March 25, 2017 (Saturday)
Event:
 Central Texas Beekeeping School
Location: Washington County Fairgrounds, Brenham, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.centraltexasbeekeepers.org

May 8, 2017 (Monday evening)
Event: 
Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association 
Location: Titus County AgriLife Office, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 
Program: Beescapes: Nectar and Pollen Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender. 
For more information: MyraS29@gmail.com or TexasBeekeepers.org

June 10, 2017 (Saturday)
Event:
 Texas Beekeepers Association’s Annual Summer Clinic 
Location: University of Texas at Arlington
Program: Beescapes: Choosing Honey Plants for Texas Landscapes and Rural Land. Presented by Becky Bender. 
For more information: www.texasbeekeepers.org

September 7, 2017 (Thursday evening) 
Event:
 Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association
Location: Corpus Christie, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. This program will feature pollen analyses from local beekeepers. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: Dennis Gray at fourdegreesc@gmail.com

September 9, 2017 (Saturday morning) 
Event:
 Kaufman County Fall Master Gardeners Show 
Location: Forney, TX 
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. This program will feature ways to protect our vanishing bees with a focus on native nectar and pollen plants. Presented by Becky Bender. 
For More Information: Jim Burt at burt.b@sbcglobal.net

September 11, 2017 (Monday evening) 
Event:
 North East Texas Beekeepers Association 
Location: Canton, TX 
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender. 
For More Information: Jim Burt at burt.b@sbcglobal.net

October 10, 2017 (Tuesday evening)
Event:
 Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association
Location: Dallas, TX
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: www.TVBees.org

October 12, 2017 (Thursday evening)
Event: Marshall Beekeepers Association
Location: Marshall, Texas
Program: Beescapes: Texas Plants for Honey Bees. Presented by Becky Bender.
For more information: MyraS29@gmail.com

Networking Links


Michael Parkey, ASLA, Landscape Architect

Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association

Texas Beekeepers Association

American Beekeeping Federation

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

National Honey Board (to find local honey)

Native American Seed (for native plant seeds)

The Melissa Garden (A honeybee sanctuary)

Pollinator Partnership (Protecting pollinators and their habitats)

Project Apis mellifera (Honeybee health)

National Honey Board
      www.MichaelParkey.com

www.CCHBA.org

www.TexasBeekeepers.org

www.ABFnet.org

www.wildflower.org

www.honey.com

www.seedsource.com

www.themelissagarden.com

www.pollinator.org

www.projectapism.org

www.honey.com
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