|The Florida State
Beekeepers Association has a distinguished history. Its
mission is dedicated to keeping Florida apiculture strong and
healthy in the new millennium. The Association is the major
lobbying force for the state's beekeeping industry and works
with the University of Florida's Institute of Food,
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), Florida Farm Bureau and the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of
Plant Industry's Apiary Inspection program, through which all
honey bee colonies in Florida are required to be registered by
The Association also provides an exhibit each year at
Florida's State Fair in Tampa.
This website complements the Association's other activities,
which are governed through a constitution and bylaws, and
include a quarterly newsletter and electronic discussion list,
periodic meetings by the governing body, the Board of
Managers, and the membership as a whole, which meets in
convention once a year to help set policy and approve a
The lifeblood of the Association has traditionally been its
affiliation and ultimate governance by local associations,
each appointing a delegate
to represent it in
deliberations at the state level. The Associations also
recruit members. There are three kinds of membership: 1)
dues-paying yearly (valid November 1 through October 31) for
$15 and 2) lifetime through donating to the Conrad Cramer
Memorial Apiary, which provides additional financial resources
for Association activities, and 3) Extra Milers, contributing
the equivalent or more of an additional life membership.
Members (see "member benefits") receive the quarterly paper newsletter,
The Florida Beekeeper and are subscribed to the Official
newsletter or "ezine" that provides important updates on
Florida's beekeeping activities. Membership privileges include
a discount to the two major U.S. beekeeping journals, Bee
Culture and American Bee Journal.. Simply mention you are a member
We hope you enjoy this website. Please contact any of the
officers or representatives with suggestions on how it and the
Florida State Beekeepers Association might serve you better.
Malcolm T. Sanford, Executive Secretary.
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