Learn to Keep Bees in One Year
Our step-by-step process (described in the timeline below) will help you become a successful, sustainable Texas beekeeper.
Step 1: Attend our one-day beekeeping management class
In this class, we will teach you a proven model and approach for keeping bees in Texas.
Step 2: Set up OFA Complete Hive
In this step, you will use our complete beekeeping kit to set up a nucleus beehive.
May 2023 - May 2024
Step 3: Enroll in Mentor Program
In 11 different sessions, spaced throughout the year, our mentoring sessions will help you apply what you've learned so that you can overcome challenges and be successful with keeping your bees.
Each mentoring session covers topics that are most relevant for that particular month of the year.
Every 2 weeks during the growing season
Step 4: Every two week inspections
Use our tracking sheets to record what's going on in your beehive.
We will review your results and work with you to determine what your bees need at each stage of hive development in order to thrive and be productive.
Step 5: Create a beehive split
At the end of your first year, we'll teach you how to create a beehive split, which will double your number of beehives.