Beehive Tours & Beekeeping Classes

Want to see how the honey is made?

Explore theIntricacies of
Honeybees

Come on a hive tour and learn all about honeybees and their hives! We also offer three different levels of beekeeping classes to those interested in having their own apiary.

If you do not see a date on our class or tour calendar that works for you and have a minimum of 5 people in your party, please contact us!

For any questions you have regarding our tours or classes, please contact our education and tour director, Marsha Orr, at 806-678-8048 or 806-381-3446.

Beehive Tour

Learn about the fascinating world of honeybees by participating in a hands-on hive tour that few people get to experience!

Available May-August

  • Approximately 2 hours
  • $35 Adult
  • $20 Kids 9-12 yrs

What’s included:

  • Learn about honeybees and their hives
  • A lesson in how bees pollinate
  • Guided, up-close beehive tour
  • Honey tasting fresh from the hive
  • Limit of 10 people per tour

 

This beehive 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.

Learn all about beekeeping from a professional beekeeper! This lesson includes the biology of the honeybee, the division of labor, and the bee life cycle. Beehive management, appropriate tools, and protective gear are also discussed. This class is approximately two hours long and explains how to keep bees in the Texas Panhandle.

Beginning Beekeeping Class

Have you ever been interested in becoming a beekeeper? This class is for you!

Available January-February

  • Approximately 2 hours long
  • $35 Adult
  • $20 Kids 9-12 yrs

Learning Material:

  • Life Cycle of a Honey Bee
  • Honeybee varietals and jobs
  • Beekeeping jobs
  • Beehive Types
  • Importance of Bees
  • Beekeeping Tools

Intermediate Beekeeping
Class

This class is for beekeepers with fresh experience wanting to learn more.

Available January-February

  • Approximately 1.5 hours long
  • $40 Per Person
  • Beekeepers In Years 1-4

Learning Material:

  • Swarm Prevention and removal
  • Splitting a beehive
  • Disease Prevention
  • Hive Aggressiveness
  • Honey Extraction
The intermediate beekeeping class is approximately 1.5-2 hours in length and discusses all of the ins and outs of beekeeping in years two and beyond. Swarm prevention, re-queening, and disease prevention are just a few of the topics discussed.
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Sign up for a Class or Tour

We would love to show you a thing or two! Give us a call for more information about beekeeping classes and hive tours.