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Osceola County Beekeeping Education Series:

"Beekeeping: Is it for me?" presentation

Free introductory class:

Covers the basic considerations for potential beekeepers: legal aspects, space needs, risks, equipment needed, startup costs, and time requirements for hive maintenance.

"Intro to Beekeeping" seminar

* 2nd in series - Requires a $30 fee individual/ $40 fee for couple or pair sharing class materials.

An overview of how to acquire your own bee colony: tools and supplies, handling bees, colony management throughout the year, harvesting honey and more. Includes “Bee-sentials” beekeeping handbook. It is recommended that participants attend a “Beekeeping: is it for me?” presentation prior to this seminar.

"Build Your Own Beehive" workshop

* 3rd in series - Requires a $110 fee

Primary registrant must have attended an Osceola County “Intro to Beekeeping” seminar to participate in this workshop. You will build your own fully functional, ten-frame beehive to take home. Each beehive kit includes: unassembled hive body, 10 unassembled frames, foundation for frames, assembled inner cover, assembled outer cover, assembled screened bottom board, entrance reducer. All supplies and equipment to construct the hive are supplied.

$110.00 registration fee covers one hive and up to two attendees (bees, beekeeping tools, and protective gear not included). No late registrations accepted. Call 321-697-3000 for more information.

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:

  • January 17, 2017
  • February 21, 2017
  • March 21, 2017
  • April 18, 2017
  • May 16, 2017
  • June 20, 2017
  • July 18, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 19, 2017
  • 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
E-mail: Phone:321-697-3000

Cindy Rutherford

Administrative Secretary
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