Texas Beekeepers Association

Kelley's will not be attending this event

Southfork Hotel

1600 North Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074

(972) 578-8555 or (866) 665-2680

Online at southforkhotel.com use code TEXASBEEK
Room Rate $84 King or 2 Double
Call before Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

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ItemEarly BirdRegular
TBA Member $50 $65
Spouse (member) $15 $20
Spouse (non-member) $25 $30
Non-member $75 $90
Practical Backyard Beekeeping (see below) $60 $65
Practical Backyard Beekeeping (couple) $90 $95
Queen’s Luncheon $25 $30
TBA Annual Banquet $40 $45
TBA Annual Banquet (18 and under with adult) $20 $25

Early-bird Registration: Postmarked by Saturday, November 2nd

Download the Convention Registration Form

Mail to 1799 Goodson Court, Round Rock, TX 78664-3706
Checks payable to Texas Beekeepers Association





Keynote Speakers

Randy Oliver (www.scientificbeekeeping.com)
Jerry Hayes (Monsanto Corporation)
Clint Walker (Dancing Bee Winery)
Juliana Rangel (Texas A&M Honey Lab)
Audrey Sheridan (Mississippi State University)



Breakout Sessions

Clint Walker
Bee Products
Dean Cook
Top Bar Hives
Les Crowder
Beeswax Products
Eddie Collins and Chris Moore
Splitting 101
Russell Swinney
Beekeeping 101
Ask the Experts
Clint Walker
Blake Shook
Randy Oliver
Jerry Hayes
Audrey Sheridan
Juliana Rangel
Juliana Rangel



Traditional Events

Bee Buzz Social
Queen’s Luncheon
Queen’s Quiz Bowl
Annual Banquet




Practical Back-Yard Beekeeping

Thursday November 7th, 2013
For Small-Scale (Hobby) and Serious Sideline Beekeepers
Dr. Larry Connor, Instructor

Early Bird Registration

$60 per person (includes $20 credit toward a Wicwas Press book)
Or $90 per couple (only one book credit)


9:00 Registration
9:15 Operating Two hives and a Nucleus: Lessons with Limited Colony Resources
10:30 Break
11:00 Making $500 per hive per year—Reverse Your Cash Flow and MAKE Money Keeping a Few Bee Colonies
12:15 Lunch Break
1:30 Honey Bee Wellness for the Small-Scale Beekeeper—Simple Sampling Methods to Determine What is Happening inside the Hive
3:00 Break
3:30 Drone and Queen Management—Ensuring Well-fed Queens and Drones with High Probability of Success
4:45 Wrap Up

Larry Connor, Ph.D.
Wicwas Press
1620 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Cell: (269) 344-8027



Kids Learning About Bees

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 10 AM – 2 PM
Southfork Hotel
1600 North Central Expwy
Plano, Texas
(972) 578-8555

This free event is open to school children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, during the Texas Beekeepers Association annual convention.

Educational stations will be manned by students and experienced beekeepers. Meet Buzzy Bear and Honey Queens and Princesses from Texas who will escort groups through the 30-45 minute tour of the educational stations which will include:

  • An observation hive of honey bees
  • Bee suit, hat, veil, gloves
  • Honey extracting equipment
  • Bee hive box, smoker, and tools
  • Pollination Display
  • Beeswax candle making
  • Posters
  • Handouts
  • Bee related items and honey for purchase
  • Honey Queen display tables
  • Buzzy Bear





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Texas Insurance
Dancing Bee Winery
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Contest Rules



Fundraising Auctions

Friday Evening – Queen’s Quiz Bowl Auction

Saturday Evening – Annual Banquet Auction

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