Honeybees for Ag Valuation (in Texas)
TOFGA (Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assn)

2023 Conference – 29-31 January 2023

Mesquite Convention Center – 31 January – 10:15am-11:30am
We will be discussing current law as it is written, minimum property requirements, management of hives and bees, what the appraisal districts want to see (documentation), and future legislation to watch for

Introduction to Beekeeping – PENDING

(3 to 4 hour class) – $80 per person – Schedule in advance. (ages 10-99) Class limited to 10 people per class.

LIKELY TO CANCEL – Dates: 2023 March 4 (Saturday) – Forney, TX  – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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LIKELY TO CANCEL – Dates: 2023 March 5 (Saturday) – Prosper, TX  – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Call BEFORE Registering

LIKELY TO CANCEL – Dates: 2023 March 11 (Saturday) – Farmersville, TX  – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Call BEFORE Registering

If you are curious about beekeeping and want an up-close experience and class with the bees, this is the class for you.
You will learn about:

  • History of beekeeping
  • Different purposes for beekeeping
  • Products of the hive
  • Breeds of bees
  • Basic honeybee biology
  • Equipment
  • Full HANDS-ON inspection of a hive

AND – You will go into the hives and experience first-hand, working with the bees and recognizing the stages of development and equipment.

If you have a bee suit and gloves, feel free to bring them for use.  We have a limited supply of bee jackets available for the duration of the class.




One of our goals at Harmony Hollow Apiaries is to protect our vital natural resources.  Included in this goal is the aspect of education of the public as to the importance of honeybees and other native pollinators in our ecosystem and their interaction with our food-chain.

Members of the Texas Master Beekeeper Program, Texas Honeybee Guild, local beekeeping associations, as well as organic farmers participate in educating both children and adults.  We can schedule a time to speak to school-aged children, homeschool groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, as well as adult groups.

If you feel that we can assist in showing the importance of environmental impacts – then we probably have a speaker that can assist with your function or group.

Below are a few links for quick reference.


Pests of the Hive

Varroa Mite Management

Hive Beetles
Hive Beetles (YouTube Video)

Wax Moths


Hive Management

Transferring NUC to a Langstroth box (YouTube Video)

4-Minute Hive Inspection (YouTube Video)