American Honey Bee Protection Agency presents: “Beekeeping 101 – Get Ready for Spring Startups”

Those of you wanting to start up your own backyard beehives know that spring is the best time to begin.  Get a head start on everything you need to know to have a successful start!

This is an introduction to the art of beekeeping, with an emphasis on natural and organic practices. All students will emerge with enough information and hands on knowledge to start a colony of honey bees, and resources for answering questions that will arise as a result of beekeeping through the year. We will spend part of our time in the classroom, with a significant portion being hands on experience in a beehive.

This class will include instruction in:

1) Beekeeping origins and why become a beekeeper

2) Honey Bee Biology

• The Honey Bee

• Bee Hive

• Varieties of Bees

3) Honey Bee Pests and Diseases

• Pests

• Diseases

• Chemicals

4) Beekeeping Tools

5) Types of Hives and Designs

6) Hive Products

7) Honey Bee Calendar

8) Resources

9) Lab, hands on working with bees in an apiary

About the Instructor, Rick Fink:

“I have a BS of Biology from Texas A & M. I started beekeeping as a hobby 13 years ago. I am President of Alamo Area Beekeepers Association and member of Texas Beekeepers Association. During the last three years I transitioned from hobbyist to a full-time beekeeper performing live bee removal and relocations as well managing hives for honey production and pollination. During the last ten years I have taught and mentored many new beekeepers both youth and adults.”


*Cash discount is $75 if paid using check, money order or cash.

LOCATION:  San Antonio Outdoor Campus, Main Classroom



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