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All classes taught at:
Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee
Located at Bill Beck Blvd. & US 192
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday, May
7, 2013 6 - 8 pm
Saturday, and May 25, 2013- 9-11 am
Visit website for Registration Deadlines, Topics,
Prerequisites, Fees, ...
Fall Convention 2012 Photos
Caribbean Bee College Report
- courtesy Bo Sterk
photos provided via dropbox by Gary Van Cleef
Opening Ceremony |
Honey Judging |
Open Hive Learning |
Apiary Visit |
UF BEE COLLEGE 2013
Friday and Saturday
March 8th & 9th, 2013
The Whitney Laboratory
for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080-8610
Registration is now open and can be done
online. Firm deadline for online registration is Monday
March 4th, 2013.
Beekeepers May Resume Feral Bee Collection
Update from our FSBA
I have received
the up to date information on the Rule Change allowing
Beekeepers to remove and relocate live bees. There will
be a workshop on Jan. 17th in Gainesville. Beekeepers
for the time being may continue to remove live bees.
Please read the following
details from Mike Page.
B. Keith Councell
Please see the
of Rule Development. It’s published in the Florida
Administrative Register and announces a rule workshop on
January 17th in Gainesville.
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"Beekeeper Protection Bill" Signing
Ceremony on 8-16-2012
Stacy Ferris, Photography for Governor Rick
The State Preemption/Apiculture Bill 1197 a.k.a. "Beekeeper
Protection Bill" signing with Florida Governor Scott at
his office, Tallahassee, FL. This bill gives the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
exclusive authority to regulate beekeeping, apiaries and their
locations. FSBA representatives were invited to the
governor's office to take part and witness the event.
View the Actual Statue 586.10
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Left to Right (above) Tony Hogg, Rebecca Cowan Hogg, Samuel
Hogg, Gary J. Ranker, Gov. Rick Scott, Melissa Councell, B
Keith Councell, Elmore Herman
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In attendance were Tony Hogg (Legislative
Committee Co-Chair), Gary Ranker (FSBA President), past FSBA
President Elmore Herman, Melissa and Keith Councell (FSBA Vice
President), Becky Hogg, Sam Hogg, and of course Governor Rick
Florida Statute 586.10
State Beekeepers Association
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Introduction to Beekeeping Shortcourse
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Registration ends February 15, 2013... limited to 100
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TRAINING & EXAMINATIONS
March 7, 2013 ~ Marineland, Fl.
More Info on MBP
FSBA to join EAS
FSBA will be
joining the Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) and the
Association of Caribbean Beekeepers Organizations (ACBO). EAS
is an educational organization, promoting bee culture and has
a five day annual conference. David Mendes is our
representative to the EAS Board of Directors. ACBO gives a
State of Affairs report to the Caribbean Beekeepers Congress.
Bo Sterk is our representative.
Apis Viral Mapping Project
Beekeepers Association (ABA) has developed the Apis Viral
Mapping Project, with a goal to determine viral and nosema
loads in colonies within a geographical area. The project
leader is Dr. Heather Gamper, ABA member and beekeeper.
FSBA will help fund this project. Information gleaned
from this project may help all Florida beekeepers.
Is Honey Without Pollen Really Honey?
read the article in The Palm Beach Post
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The Florida Beekeeper (NEWSLETTER)
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The 2011 Florida
586.161 states, "The honeybee technical council is
created in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
and shall be composed of seven members to be appointed by the
Commissioner of Agriculture...read
If interested in being a
member of the Honeybee Technical Council, then please
and submit in order to be considered for appointment by the
Commissioner of Agriculture.
Honey Queen, Susannah
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...more about Susannah
The FSBA is proud
to announce that Susannah is our 2013 Honey
Queen Susannah performed the duties of Honey Queen for
the Orange Blossom Beekeepers Association (OBBA) for
For a list of others who held the position
as Honey Queen, Woman Beekeeper of the Year, and other awards, visit our
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