Learn how to take care of your bees!
On this page:
"NewBee" Brochure with a "when to do..." timeline
Getting Started Beekeeping Videos and Links
FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
Next Page: Managing Your Hives, Requeening and more!
Texas Honey Bee Education Association - NewBee Brochure
Read the NewBee-Brochure-2018 PDF
If you are new to beekeeping or are interested in becoming a beekeeper read this article (PDF) produced by the Texas Honey Bee Education Association and Texas Beekeepers Association. Print out the PDF! It has a "Monthly Timeline", telling what to anticipate and what to do each month as you plan the care of your bees.
To know more about beekeeping, ASAP attend one of our monthly meetings and read our monthly newsletter. Meet other beekeepers, ask questions!
We are glad to help!
Getting Started Videos and Links
*A list of some useful beekeeping videos produced by the Bee Research Center at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Other helpful videos and links:
Beekeeping supplies products - MANLAKE
Bees and Queens are available to order through WCABA beginning in November for March or April pickup locally. Find out more at monthly meetings.
Bees and Queens are also available to order through this Texas resource: Beeweaver.com
*These resources are provided as a service and a source of additional information. The WCABA assumes no responsibility for these links.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I learn more about bees and beekeeping?
Information about bees and beekeeping can be found at your local library but we believe you will find the best beekeeping information by attending our club meetings.
Is beekeeping something I can do in a subdivision?
Many of our members live in subdivisions in Round Rock, Georgetown, and similar areas.
How do I get started in beekeeping?
While we would never discourage a do-it-yourself approach, you will find it easier to get started and succeed by working with experienced beekeepers. You will find our club members to be very helpful and informative.
Is beekeeping appropriate for my older children?
Yes it is. In fact, the WCABA has a scholarship program that encourages children in or near teen age to get involved in beekeeping. If a member of your family has the potential for an alergic reaction to insect stings, we recommend additional research into beekeeping before starting a colony.
How can I get bees removed from my home or a building on my property?
Contact WCABA's Jim Colbert at 512-863-7183 or the county extension office to access a "swarm list" of beekeepers who are willing and qualified for many jobs like this. In some cases, a professional exterminator may be required.
Sharing knowledge and information is one of the benefits of being a club member.
Our librarian maintains a wide variety of materials that can be checked out by members.
A list of all of the books in our library can be found in the WCABA library online through Librarika.
Members may reserve resources by visiting Librarika: WCABA Library
This provides a list of USDA related resources for research information related to beekeeping and honey production.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Beekeeping Research
Beltsville, Maryland - Beekeeping Research
Tucson, Arizona - Related resources for research information on beekeeping and honey production.
This provides a list of various organizations with useful research information related to beekeeping and honey production.
American Apitherapy Society
Mrs. Linda Day, Office Coordinator
5370 Carmel Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133
Ph. 937-466-9214, Fax 937-466-9215
National Honey Board
390 Lashley St., Longmont, CO 80501-6045
Phone: (303) 776-2337, Fax: (303) 776-1177
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 101, I-00186 Roma - Italy
Phone & Fax: +39-6-6852286
International Bee Research Association
18 North Road, Cardiff CF1 3DY, UK
Phone: (+44) 1222 372409, Fax: (+44) 1222 665522