Hands On Classes


LEARN from expert beekeepers in the bees at Texas Honey Bee Farm in Austin. Our beekeeping lessons are part in classroom and part hands-on, when you finish the course you will be ready to go into your own beehive. We also offer classroom-based learning on a variety of other bee-related topics.

BEEKEEPING 101: Our newly revamped Beekeeping 101 Class is all the classroom instruction you need to get started in beekeeping. With years of beekeeping instruction experience our Bee Experts have put together a concise course that covers everything you need to know before lighting your smoker for the first time. Our Bee Deck will be used for a live hive lesson at the end of our class – pulling much of what you learned into practice. Learn from EXPERIENCED Texas Beekeepers. See the calendar below to select your class and reserve your spot. Class location is Texas Honey Bee Farm: 9874 Wier Loop Circle; Austin, TX 78736.

BEEKEEPING 201: This class goes more in depth with how to care for your bees the first year and beyond. We cover seasonal management techniques, pest control, and more.  The 201 Class includes a hands-on portion where you will work along side a Master Beekeeper in the hives and learn inspection and handling techniques. Outdoor portion requires bee protection, smoker, and hive tool. Please dress appropriately, wear clothes-toed shoes or boots and limit perfumes. (We can supply beesuits, etc as needed by request)

We will continue to add more 101 and 201 classes (with 9 or fewer students during COVID-19 Restrictions) throughout the year  Thanks for your patience!

You may also click on the class you want in the calendar below to book it now if you already know your date! 

Beekeeping 101 – Getting Started in Beekeeping – 3 Hours