Howdy! We are 6 weeks past our grand opening day and still having so much fun out here I just had to share it with everyone! Typically, when you think about a beekeeping store, you probably think of HONEY first, right? That’s awesome, so let me tell you, YESSSsss we have lots of honeys, honeycomb, raw honey, local honey, creamed honey, honey from right here in Austin, we have honey from other Texas locations, too! We even have delicious honey all the way from Hawaii! If you haven’t looked up the benefits of honey yet, straight from the beekeeper and the beehive, you are in for a sweet surprise. Raw honey is not only a great substitute for sugar in almost every recipe, it’s also got surprising benefits for allergy sufferers who want to begin eating small amounts of local honey each day to strengthen the immune system and build resistance to pollen allergies. Come by our farm store and taste all the different types of honey we have on hand and then take a quick tour into the apiary (that’s another word for bee yard) and watch the honey bees in action collecting nectar, pollen, and water from the local area and bringing it back to their colony. We have a few colonies with viewing windows into the hives, so you can see the bees bringing resources back into the honeycomb. It’s great fun and educational for the whole family!
Honey is not the only thing we have in our beekeeping store, though, not by a long shot! In fact, we want you to know that you don’t have to be a beekeeper to shop here. We have something for everyone, including YOU! There is more ‘bee bling’ here than you have ever seen in one place. We have t-shirts, hats, jewelry, socks, baby clothes, dishes, towels, pictures, lamps, books, soaps, lotions, beeswax, candles, honey spoons, candies, cookies, energy bars, and so much more.
If you happen to be interested in becoming a beekeeper, we have the perfect education course to get you started and even a hands-on training opportunity to get you up close and personal with the honey bees. Check out our schedule of classes at our education link or on our calendar for those details!
Now don’t worry, if you do happen to be a beekeeper, we have everything you need to keep bees in our equipment line as well. Brood boxes, honey supers, frames, complete hives, bee suits, veils, gloves, tools, smokers, excluders, top bar hives, and more. Everything is assembled, painted and ready to use! We also offer consulting with your beehives and help with getting your own apiary set up for AG exemptions, pollination, or just pure enjoyment.
Last, but not least, we have BEES, too. We sell packages, nucs, and full-strength colonies. We also sell BeeWeaver Queens. You will want to PRE-ORDER the bees from our website and don’t wait too long, we always sell out! To order bees please go to www.BeeWeaver.comor www.BeeFriendlyAustin.com. Queens can be ordered to ship, but all other bees must be picked up in person in Austin TX or in Navasota TX.
If you come visit the bee farm on the FIRST SATURDAY of each month, we have our special Tour, Talk, & Taste event with ongoing tours with a master beekeeper, an opportunity to ask all those beekeeping questions, special tastings, and more! This is the best day for a longer visit and we typically have several master beekeepers here to answer all your questions. We even open early on First Saturdays, so come as early as 11:00am. We run about 40 minutes sessions for the first 2 hours, so we just focus on you!
As you can see, we have lots to see and experience here at Texas Honey Bee Farm, so please stop by soon and enjoy a visit with the beekeepers and the bees who bring you the best tasting honey in Central Texas!