This morning I had a call to remove some bees from a tree in Cibolo. When I arrived I was surprised that they had made their home outside the tree, about 12 feet off the ground. This hive had little chance of survival out in the elements, so I’m not sure why they thought it would make a good home. They were fairly gentle and I managed to get them out of the tree and into a proper bee box in about 30 minutes. It was a good opportunity to try out my new bee suit — no stings, so two thumbs up! I caught the queen first and got her into the box and then I fastened the comb to empty frames so they wouldn’t lose any of their brood. Then I waited for the others to find their way to their new home. I’ll take it to the Big Oaks Yard in a couple of days and probably combine it with a weaker hive that I have there.
Hours & Info830-305-7925Wednesdays 9-12pm
Exception: CLOSED Friday 2/24/17
San Antonio Drop
April Drop not yet set
Need Bee gear & supplies, honey, beeswax?
Meet behind The Granary at Historic Pearl. Look for light brown Toyota Tundra.
Email us to get on the mailing list for notifications
Beekeeping Classes & Workshops
25 – How to install and use a pollen trap*
1 – South Texas bee plants – Special presenter Bill Evans
8 – No workshop, but the GBR Honey House is open for shopping and fellowship
15 – What should I be doing right now with my bees? – With open Q&A
22 – No workshop, but the GBR Honey House is open for shopping and fellowship
29 – How to apply HopGuard II as a mite treatment
6 – Demonstration on how to make a queen bank
Workshops are 1 hour & free when we have a chance to host them. Call or email us for upcoming topics or to get on the Beekeepers Mailing List for weekly emails about the workshops and current Bee Ranch activities.
Spring 2017 Classes
March 18 (FULL)
April 8 (FULL)
April 22 (FULL)
May 20 (FULL)
Fall 2017 Classes
Dates not yet set
Click on this link for more information about our Beekeeping class and FREE 1-hour workshops on many Saturday mornings.
Visit GBR website – $10 Shipping!
Where to Find Us
For Goodness Sake Natural Food
1306 Common Street, 101
New Braunfels, TX
Gift & Gourmet (Seguin)
751 North Austin Street
The Larder at Hotel Emma
San Antonio Pearl Complex
Oak & Salt (San Antonio)
1320 E. Houston Street
You're So Crafty (Seguin)
209 S. Austin Street
Flickr Photo Set
- Email or call us to schedule pick up please. Thanks! Info@gretchenbeeranch.com or 830-305-7925 https://t.co/yDot2NJjzk tweeted 1 day ago
- Honeyflow in Frio County yesterday. 🙌🏼😘 https://t.co/JoPkStFqaQ tweeted 1 day ago
- Lip balm is restocked and shop opens 9-12p today. 1st person to ask me about our honey treat gets a surprise. 💋😘🐝 https://t.co/nhZ8O1ecyh tweeted 2 days ago
- Cute little wood nuc boxes are now in the Honey House. 🐝I love these! https://t.co/lPQtUIlNRJ tweeted 3 days ago
- @texasangeloil it was awesome to meet you! tweeted 3 days ago