Learn about the fascinating world of honeybees by participating in a hands-on tour that few people get to experience! This tour includes a lesson about honeybees, a beehive inspection with a professional beekeeper and honey tasting fresh from the hive! Discover how to suit up in protective gear, light a smoker, and get up close and personal with the bees as you watch them work in their hive. Experience the excitement as new bee babies are being born and watch as workers bring pollen in from the fields. Get a better understanding of honeybees and why their survival is so important to our world.
*1.5 hours long
*Learn about honeybees and their hives
*Lesson in how bees pollinate
*Guided tour of a beehive
*Honey tasting fresh from the hive
*Limit of 10 people per tour
Marsha Orr-Education and Tour Director
303-916-3951 or 806-381-3446
Have you ever been interested in becoming a beekeeper? This class is for you! Learn all about beekeeping from a professional beekeeper! This lesson includes the biology of the honeybee, division of labor, and bee life cycle. Discussion of beehive management, tools and protective gear are also discussed. This class is approximately two hours long and explains how to keep bees in the Texas Panhandle.
*Class is approx. 2 hours long
*Life Cycle of a Honey Bee
*Honeybee varietals and jobs
*Importance of Bees
*Class is approx. 1 1/2 hours long
*Swarm Prevention and removal
*Splitting a beehive
Have you been keeping bees and want to learn more? This class is approximately 1.5-2 hours in length and discusses all of the ins and outs of beekeeping in years 2 and beyond. Swarm prevention, re-queening, disease prevention are just a few of the topics discussed.