Outdoor Recreation

Beekeeping 101: Put on the White Suit & Head For the Hive, Honey

Sure, going to the beach or a water park is the typical and standard summer activity, but have you ever thought to sign up for a beekeeping class? Round Rock Honey Beekeeping Academy in Porter teaches you everything you need to know about beekeeping.

Konrad Bouffard, founder and Master Beekeeper, began these beekeeping classes in 2007 and now has several locations throughout the United States., mainly in Texas. He hopes to expand the academies to more than 200 cities in the United States, Canada and the U.K.

"There's a talk that we give at the beginning -- basic info, vocabulary, what to expect when you get into the yard, all the way up to the intricate parts of bee biology," Bouffard says, "communication of bees, how they make honey, how the annual cycle of a bee's life works and then from there we put on bee suits, open up a hive and break it down as much as possible." Check out our slideshow on the beekeeping class.

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