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. 

LIVE HIVE TOURS: Our Austin Bee Deck is ready for your private tour! Relax in our bee proof, shaded, screened Bee Deck and see a beekeeper work a hive of bees and explain basic beekeeping practices and honey bee biology. Follow up your tour with a unique honey tasting – local and exotic flavors! Cost is $5 per person, minimum of 10 people (or minimum of $50), all ages welcome. To book please contact: store@texashoneybee.com

BEE EXPERIENCE: Get ready to enter the exciting realm of the BEES! We will suit you up and take you out with an experienced beekeeper to get up close and personal with a live working bee colony. Enjoy a fun tour through a hive and see how a bee colony functions as a superorganism turning flowers into food! This is a hands on the bees, interactive experience. $40 per person or $75 per couple. The experience is approximately 1 hour long and geared for ages 10 and up. Minimum number of participants per experience is 4 (or a minimum of $150) and maximum number is 8. If you have a larger group we may take you out into the hives in sub-groups. To book your Hive Experience please contact: store@texashoneybee.com

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.

We will continue to add more 101 and 201 classes (with 9 or fewer students during COVID-19 Restrictions) through the summer.  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