Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association
WCABA - NEWS
Monthly Membership Meeting -Tuesday, March 23rd
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 will be a Zoom meeting at 7:00 pm.
Members and the public are invited to join our meetings.
As soon as available link information will be posted below...
Texas Honey Bees Need Your Help!
Feb. 9, 2021: I'm sure you have all heard about the plans to eradicate the Tallow trees from Texas. Did you know you can help express your concerns about this, and maybe put a stop to this action?
Please review the documents and comment on this. Extended Deadline...
Scholarships to Learn Beekeeping
Scholarship Awards, 34 years and 148 Scholarships.
The WCABA offers scholarships to local youth to help
them learn the time-honored business of beekeeping.
Scholarship recipients will be provided bee hives in a designated location for a "hands-on" experience learning about bees. They will learn beekeeper best-practices and address the issues of caring for bees and producing honey... Scholarship awards are given annually “furthering the apiculture sciences.”
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 (extended)
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!
Monthly Beekeeping suggestions:
Focus on preventing starvation and getting bees through February and March!
When the temperature is at least, 50 (sunny and not windy!) you might want to inspect hives, to make sure each hive has adequate stores of honey
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.