Welcome to the Central Texas Beekeepers Association.

We are beekeepers from all over the state of Texas, with the majority of our 150 members primarily located in the Washington, Waller, Austin, and Brazos Counties area.

Join us for our monthly meeting.

The fourth Thursday of each month, we meet at the Washington County Fairgrounds, in Brenham, to discuss and share beekeeping ideas, methods, and swap a story or two.

Our meeting begins with the Youth Apprenticeship lesson at 5:30 and anyone is welcome to attend these lessons. We typically have 12 or so students and 45 adults listening in. Following at 6:30, we share in a covered dish dinner with the meeting and featured guest speaker starting at 7:30.

OUR SPEAKER THIS MONTH…

Mr. Lee Kunkel

Mr. Kunkel will be discussing catching and keeping swarms.

Lee began his journey as a beekeeper in 1961 at age 11 and has kept bees off and on for 61 years since then.  It was easier back then with no varroa, tracheal mites or hive beetles.  One could be a bee haver and still harvest a respectable amount of honey.  Since the advent of imported bee pests, beekeeping has become more complicated.  One must now manage bees just to keep them alive.  Varroa populations must be controlled,  The beekeeper must be vigilant to see that the bees have sufficient food resources.  Maximum honey crops only come to those who practice swarm prevention. Lee currently manages 15 hives with the intent to expand to around 30 this year.  He also does bee removals, swarm capture and swarm trapping.

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Bee School is a spring thing.

Each spring, we host the annual Central Texas Beekeepers Association Bee School at the Brenham High School. It’s exciting to see how this event continues to grow each year.

Bee SCHOOL

Number of Registrations

112

PEOPLE

638 spots still available

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The Central Texas Beekeepers Association is a registered (501)(c)(3) organization.