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  1. Upcoming Meetings
    5th Annual A Taste of Honey USF Botanical Gardens Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Join us and taste over 100 exotic and unusual honeys from around the globe including honey produced at the USF Botanical Gardens...
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    One year after Florida citrus growers and beekeepers joined in an innovative, voluntary partnership, the program has become a model for other states researching how to garner cooperation between beekeepers and agricultural producers. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam gathered a group of...
  3. Upcoming Meetings
    FALL MBP Training/Exams will be held Thursday October 2nd 2014 West Palm Beach, FL, Pine Jog Environmental Center http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honeybee/extension/master_beekeeper.shtml
  4. Upcoming Meetings
    2014 South Florida Bee College Friday and Saturday August 15-16 Davie Friday and Saturday August 15-16, 2014UF Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/index.shtml To register and for more information go to...
  5. Bee News
    In a Maitland backyard, there's an unusual buzz in the air. It's bees. Thousands and thousands of bees. Dorine Olive and Chuck Fletcher have a whole colony of the insects, and it's time for the honey harvest. Like backyard chickens, backyard beekeeping has become something of a trend. (Orlando...
  6. Bee News
    The Florida Department of Agriiculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry announces the following positions. Interested and qualified applicants may apply online for these positions through People First, or by clicking on the link following the description. Agriculture and...
  7. Bee News
    The Division of Plant Industry announces the following positions. Interested and qualified applicants may apply online for this position through People First, or by clicking on the link following the description. Agriculture and Consumer Protection Specialist (District Apiary Inspector)...
  8. Bees
    http://kingdom.ifas.ufl.edu/javieredwards/UF%20Events/UF%20Bee%20College%20030714/Gallery/UF%20Bee%20College/
  9. Bee News
    The buzz about the decreasing honeybee population has motivated some Floridians to invest in a new hobby. Each year, the nation’s population of honeybees declines by more than 30 percent. Meanwhile, the number of Floridian beekeepers has nearly tripled in the past decade, with more than 2,700...
  10. Bee News
    The bee population is dropping, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by around 30% each year. The Florida State Beekeepers Association is asking lawmakers for $3.5 million to build a new honey bee research facility at the University of Florida. With that, they hope to provide...
  11. Bees
    We made two videos at work for the Florida State Fair Apiary Inspection in Florida http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Media/Multimedia/Plant-Industry-Multimedia-Files/Apiary-Inspection-in-Florida Anatomy of a Hive...
  12. Upcoming Meetings
    2014 Florida Bee College and Master Beekeeper Program St. Augustine Florida Whitney Lab Bee College the most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida. Everyone is welcome to attend Bee College: beekeepers, naturalists, farmers, gardeners, county agents, and anyone interested...
  13. Bee News
    Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New SnagsBy Ashley Lopez Transcript AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Florida's citrus industry has a new problem. It's long wrestled with crop diseases like canker and greening. But the effort to halt greening has killed millions of bees, as growers have...
  14. Bee News
    Pesticides driving bees from citrus groves to urban areas CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Homeowners on Southeast 3rd Avenue are relieved to see a huge beehive gone. They say the bees were a bother. "They are the biggest hives I've ever seen in my life," said Cape Coral resident Colin Venuti. "It...
  15. Bee News
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - If you walk the streets of downtown Tampa and spot a few bees buzzing around the flowers and crepe myrtles, there's a good chance those bees belong to Paul Maney, and those bees live in a hive sitting on the roof of Maney's downtown law firm office. The full-time family-law...
  16. Bee News
    Life in South Florida is suddenly sweet for the humble honeybee. Disease may be ravaging its population, but the industrious insect has never been more popular. And South Florida beekeepers are swarming to meet the demand."Healthy and on the incline," is how Ryan Willingham, apiary inspector...
  17. General Discussion
    Apparently Thanksgiving Started in Florida and We're Celebrating It Wrong, According to AgCoBy Kyle MunzenriederFri., Sep. 6 2013 at 2:10 PM So you think that Thanksgiving is a November holiday started in Plymouth Rock and celebrated with turkey and mash potatoes? Well, according to Adam...
  18. Upcoming Meetings
    Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred over potential bee pesticide exposure in citrus groves. Citrus Grower – Beekeeper Meeting September 18, 2013 Auditorium, Citrus Research and Education Center 700 Experiment Station Road Lake Alfred, FL 9:30 – 9:50...
  19. Bee News
    Backyard hives keep area bee biz buzzing amid threat Beekeper Mario Jakob checks on his hives on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 in Umatilla, Fla. Beekeepers nationwide have been worried about a national die-off of bees called "colony collapse disorder."...
  20. Bee News
    By Wes Locher Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 09:36 AM. Honeybees have been a buzz word in Wewahitchka in recent months. Last Friday, a meeting was called at the Gulf County Extension Office to discuss ongoing issues related to honeybees invading neighborhoods and swimming pools in...
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