Come Celebrate National Honey Bee Day - Saturday August 15, 2015
Catch the BUZZ!!! Join us 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!
This year Austin's Mayor, Steve Adler, will issue a proclamation for Honey Bee Awareness Day as August 15th. The proclamation ceremony will take place on Thursday August 6th at 5:30. Stay tuned for MORE details, soon!
The day's festivities will kick off in Southwest Austin at the Bee Friendly Austin Apiary. Proceeds from the event registrations and raffle 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!
See some of the cool and funky Austin & Central Texas area bee yards participating in the 2014 tour below: