USF BG Tampa FL monthly bee workshops

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    Bee workshops at the USF Botanical Gardens in Tampa, Florida start at 10:00 on Saturday. The first hour is lecture, followed by question and answer, followed by practical experiences with the hives. This year we are offering greater depth in the afternoon on the same topics as the morning. It is in preparation for a Apidology or Apiculture (that's bees if you didn't graduate) course at USF.
    June 18
    Florida Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Best Management Practices (BMP) (determining DPP thresholds and level of treatment)
    July 16
    Queens and requeening
    August 20
    Products of the hive (beeswax, comb, propolis, pollen, honey)
    Honey extraction
    September 17
    Projects and Bee College prep
    October 22 (may change with Fall Bee College schedule)
    Fall management (feeding, splits, IPM)
    November 19
    Winter management ( feeding, entrance reducer, ventilation, crowd supers)
    December 17
    Spring management (requeen, room for nectar flow, swarm control)
     
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    2012 Schedule
    January 21 - Pollination, Bee Friendly Garden, Bee stings, Beekeeper mentoring program, What is a beehive USF
    February 18 - Beekeeping equipment and tools, Dress for success, Honeybee biology, Smoker practice USF
    March 3, 24 - Building beehives PRACTICAL (hammers, wood glue, hive kits) USF
    April 21 - Swarms, splits and package bees PRACTICAL (bring hive ready to fill with bees) USF
    May 19 - Beehive inspection, Diseases, Pests, Parasites USF
    June 16 - Florida Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Best Management Practices (BMP) USF
    July 21 - Queens and requeening USF
    July 20-22 Queen Rearing
    August 18 - Products of the hive, Honey extraction USF
    September 22 - Projects and Bee College Prep USF
    October 20 - Fall management USF