Travis County Beekeepers Association is committed to educating both beekeepers and the public about the importance of honeybees. One way we do this is by curating interesting programs and hosting experienced speakers for our meetings. All meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you enjoy this year’s schedule of speakers and topics!
TCBA meetings are usually held on the FIRST Monday of each month. Typically, a beekeeper lesson is offered at 7:00pm, then we may have a guest speaker, another class, or a short business meeting. Meetings are held inside the Zilker Botanical Garden Center Large Meeting room, parking is free for attendees. Please bring snacks to share when you can, thanks!
*Occasionally topics will change or be shifted in order to accommodate special guest speakers.
2018 Meeting Dates:
Monday, April 2nd: 6pm-9pm
*Gates open at 5:30p, and meeting starts promptly at 6:00pm. Parking is free for meeting attendees.
Monday, May 7th: 7pm-9pm
*Guest Speaker – BRANDON FEHRENKAMP
This month we have a special guest speaker! Brandon Fehrenkamp, owner of Austin Bees, will be coming in to speak to us about Topbar Beekeeping and Topbar management. If you haven’t ever had the pleasure of attending one of Brandon’s presentations before, don’t miss this opportunity. Brandon is a wealth of information on the subject of Topbar hives, and his passion and personality shine throughout his presentations.
Monday, June 4th: 7pm-9pm
*Guest Speaker – TBD
Monday, July 2nd: 7pm-9pm
All about HONEY! From the steps to harvesting your own, to all the varieties and styles you can find. Learn all there is to know about our liquid gold obsession.
Monday, August 6th: 7pm-9pm
*Guest Speaker – LANCE WILSON
We are pleased to have Lance Wilson back for another information packed session all about IPM, Varroa, and treating your bees.
Monday, September 3rd: 7pm-9pm
Monday, October 1st: 7pm-9pm
Monday, November 5th: 7pm-9pm
Monday, December 3rd: 7pm-9pm