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Osceola County Beekeeping Education Series:

"Beekeeping: Is it for me?" presentation

Free introductory class:

Find out if beekeeping is right for you as a hobby or business. We will cover essential considerations for potential beekeepers: startup costs, legal aspects, space needs, physical requirements, risks, equipment needed, and time requirements for hive maintenance

"Intro to Beekeeping" seminar

Requires a $75 fee individual or $125 fee - Dual registration for TWO participants - SHARED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS - (one book, one resource notebook), two veils, two beekeeper registrations, two lunches. .

This workshop will give you the knowledge to get started with your beekeeping hobby or business. You will learn about: components of a hive, how a bee colony lives, how to use beekeeping tools and gear, how to acquire and manage your own bee colonies. This workshop includes a “Bee-sentials book”, beekeeping veil, Florida Beekeeper. Registration, and lunch. (No live bees used in this workshop- participants may attend future hands-on field days in the Teaching Apiary at no cost.)

 

Kissimmee Valley Beekeepers Association:

All people interested in beekeeping are welcome to attend. Meetings held on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at Extension Services, in Osceola Heritage Park
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

Updates and activities are posted on Facebook

2017 Meeting dates:

  • July 18, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 19, 2017 - Guest presenter: Ashley Mortensen, UF Honey Bee Lab- speaking on how the presence of European and Africanized colonies in an area affect which drones will be most prevalent at regional mating congregations.
  • October 17, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • December 19, 2017

For more information, contact Jessica Sullivan,
University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Osceola County, 321-697-3040.

Beekeeping Information Resources

 
Jessica Sullivan

Extension Faculty
Agriculture
E-mail: sullivan@ufl.edu Phone:321-697-3000

Cindy Rutherford

Administrative Secretary
Natural Resources/Horticulture  E-mail: crut@ufl.edu
Phone:321-697-3000

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