Beekeeping for Lower Property Taxes

June 7, 2021

Did you know that keeping just 6 colonies of bees on your 5+ acre plot may qualify your property for an “Ag Exemption,” thus lowering your property taxes?

Beekeeping Class

Varroa Mites Attach to Foraging Bees

September 20, 2019

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are honeybee parasites that make beekeeping a challenge throughout the United States and here in Texas. They spread rapidly and, as this short video and the accompanying article show, they can quickly attach themselves to foraging bees then travel back to the hive, where they then begin to reproduce and infest…

Open beehive

Our Hive Management Approach

November 12, 2018

For many years I have been thinking of and developing an approach based on a self-contained bee colony that is sustainable and requires few inputs …

Looking at a frame from the hive

Our Beekeeper Mentoring Program

October 3, 2018

We are continuing to develop and test our mentoring program, which we make available to students who have completed our initial one-day beekeeper training workshop. Our mentoring program is a month-by-month followup to that course. It consists of a series of monthly half-day training sessions. In these sessions, we share what we are doing in…