Along with returning to school, the Brazos Valley Bee School is back — ready to teach youth and adults all about urban beekeeping.

The Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association and the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab offer classes, a hive kit and instruction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the AgriLife Center and Agricultural & Life Sciences Building on the Texas A&M University campus.

Classes include Beginning Beekeeping, Selling Bees & Nucs, Beekeeping Laws, Laws Affecting Bottling & Selling Honey, Pests and Diseases, Fruit Tees for Beekeeping, Swarm Prevention & Splits, Bee Removal and more.

There is a Hive Body & Frame Building class that instructs on how to put hive kits together. Tools will also be provided. The kits cost $85.

The cost to attend the school is $70 for individuals, $125 for couples and $15 for kids (with a parent or guardian).

A beef and chicken fajita lunch catered by J. Cody’s of Bryan is provided with registration. Proceeds benefit the Brazos Valley Youth Scholarship Program, a 501(c)3 entity.  

To register, look up the schedule or find class descriptions, visit and click on 2019 Bee School.

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