Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association
WCABA - NEWS
Monthly Membership Meeting -Tuesday, May 25th
Our meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, our membership meetings will be virtual. Our next meeting, May 25th, will be a Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm.
Members and the public are invited to join our meetings.
Zoom link: TBA...
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday night @ 7PM!
Time to plant perennials...that bees love.
Native and Adapted Landscape Plants for Central Texas
Download PDF and read through this really handy booklet with a list of trees, shrubs, perennials, yuccas/succulents, prairie grasses, vines, groundcovers, and turfgrasses along with their potential size and growing requirements. You will need to research nursery availability for these plants, most are draught tolerant and they have all proven to be successful in Central Texas!
Beekeeping begins with learning about bees!
VIDEO: Here is a little bee knowledge for you to check out.
Watch this short video created by PBS on the honeybee and
how we get honey...
Guide for new beekeepers or those interested in becoming beekeepers, produced by the Texas Honey Bee Education Association and the Texas Beekeepers Association.
WCABA offers opportunities to gain hands-on experience in your journey to know more about bees through meetings, the newsletter, classes, events and more. For more information Contact Us, we are happy to talk with you about beekeeping!
April and May Checklists
Monthly Beekeeping suggestions
by Phil Ainslie
Take a look at our monthly beekeeping checklist. April is the month when flowers start blooming and the major nectar flow will kick into gear. Swarms are more frequent in April. If you ordered queens and package bees in January or February, this is also the month to receive them...
Looking for used supplies?
or landowners who would like you to park your bees on their land?
Marketplace: Buy or Sell
USDA ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research Unit Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Beekeeping Research
USDA Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory Beltsville, Maryland - Beekeeping Research
USDA Carl Hayden Bee Research Center Tucson, Arizona - Related resources for research information on beekeeping and honey production.
Meeting Video - March 23, 2021 Program Speaker: Dodie Stillman “What to Expect When You are Inspecting”