LEARN from THE BEST
The Bee Experts at BeeWeaver are ready to help you learn beekeeping, manage your colonies, assist you with hive concerns specific to your colony, consult with you concerning beekeeping science or legal matters, and assist with securing your Texas property tax agricultural exemption with bees. We have seen through the years that customers that take the time and energy to learn about beekeeping in a small hands on environment increase their chances of success greatly.
Beekeeping can seem a little daunting at first and the initial investment in the knowledge, equipment and bees is substantial. Our goal is to simplify the process and lift the veil of mystery surrounding the amazing Apis Mellifera.
Get a quote for a personal lesson at your hive or our Dripping Springs Bee barn, or, check the schedule for a group lesson at our Apiarie or Bee Barn. Schedule a group lesson to coincide with the pick up of your bee order!
In Dripping Springs or Navasota Texas
BeeWeaver's beekeeping classes are taught by Danny Weaver. Danny is a fourth generation beekeeper with over 4 decades of experience working bees. Beekeeping classes are tailored to the student's needs and will be hands on learning with over an hour in hives and ample time given to questions/answers.
Minimum of 1 hour instruction in our hives, with additional time for questions/answers. With a small group, every student is given a chance to participate, inspect frames of bees, and we personalize each lesson to the group's needs.
- Minimum of 5 people must register for a lesson to take place, and a maximum of 10 people may participate in a group lesson.
- BeeWeaver will provide protective gear if you do not have your own. Please do not bring hive tools, gloves, or smokers to reduce the risk of transferring bee diseases.
- Minimum age is 6, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Learn in your hives or ours.
People from all walks of life are curious about bees and are considering becoming beekeepers. Over the years, so many of our customers have asked us if we can teach them how to work with bees in a sustainable way without the use of chemicals.
Private lessons are $175.00 for the first hour, and $75 for every hour after the first. Price is for up to 2 Adults. Additional adults are $50/per hour
If the lesson takes place in the student’s hives please note there is a $30/hour drive time and .60/mile round trip charge. Distance is based on if the the beekeeper is working out of Navasota, Austin, or Dripping Springs, TX. We always choose the closest location possible.
Our personal lesson instructors, Roosevelt and Lauren, are experienced beekeepers who love honey bees and teaching others. You can request to have Danny Weaver as your instructor. Please note his rates are $225 for the first hour and $75 for additional hours. Drive time/Mileage are the same.
A BeeWeaver bee pro ready to help you in your hives
Initially many landowners who want or need bees will not work the hives themselves. You may purchase your colonies and contract with BeeWeaver to manage your bees. Once established all management contract clients receive wholesale rates on bees, equipment and gear. Most yards of bees will need 5-8 visits per year.
Management costs are $50/hour, plus $30/hour drive time and .60/mile round trip plus any equipment or bees necessary. Distance is based on if the the beekeeper is working out of Navasota, Austin, or Dripping Springs, TX. We always choose the closest location possible.
Our Hive management is maintained by two experienced beekeepers. You can request to have Danny Weaver as your manager. Please note his rates are $200 for the first hour and $50 for additional hours. Drive time/Mileage are the same.
We will maintain the bees and bottle the honey just for you!
Have your own hive in your backyard to produce honey for you, family and friends. Our BeeScaping service is a complete turnkey bee service. We will maintain the bees and bottle the honey just for you!
Receive assistance with bee legal or bee science. Daniel Weaver has
served as a consultant and honey bee expert for several governmental
agencies as well as private-sector entities. Daniel has also assisted in
the development of innovative technological advances in apiculture
Help with issues related to honey bees in contested/legal proceedings
BeeWeaver is expert in all realms bee science
Property tax exemption in Texas.
Attorney and Beekeeper, Dan Weaver, can help write your beekeeping plan and then implement it for property tax exemption in Texas.
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Tours, Honey Tasting, Bee Expert Social, Queen Catching Demo & other demos