NEWS FLASH - Austin Mayor will proclaim August 15th Honey Bee Awareness Day - See BLOG for details on how to attend this special proclamation ceremony!
Come Celebrate National Honey Bee Day - Saturday August 15, 2015
Catch the BUZZ!!! Join us on Saturday August 15th, 2015 for the 3rd Annual Tour De Hives! This will be a self-guided tour of bee yards in the Austin and surrounding areas. Discover how your neighbors are doing their part to save the planet one bee at a time! Bee yards will demonstrate a variety of ways to keep and attract bees showing all the creative ways you can indulge in the art of beekeeping!
The day's festivities will kick off at 8am in Southwest Austin at the Bee Friendly Austin Apiary. Proceeds from the event registrations, raffle, and silent auction will benefit the Travis County Beekeepers Association, a Texas nonprofit dedicated to helping Texans become more bee friendly through educational opportunities, raising public awareness, promoting bee friendly landscaping and humane treatment of bees, grants for scientific research, and more!
Texas Honey Bee Queen Tabitha Mansker will join us at the Bee Friendly Apiary for the Tour de Hives! She will bee there to teach a class on beginning beekeeping for younger beekeepers and more activities, so bee sure to stop by and say hi and have your photo taken with her! There will be different classes all day long posted on the EVENT DAY SCHEDULE page, which will be updated frequently over the next few weeks! ENJOY!!!