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The Global Event Calendar contains beekeeping activities not only in Florida, but elsewhere. Many local events will no longer be found or listed individually here on our main HOME PAGE, but may be available on the EVENTS and CALENDAR page and/or under each applicable local association on our LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS page.  

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Build the Bee Lab

The FSBA is coming back this year for funding of the bee lab, after being stung in 2014 by Gov. Rick Scott's line item veto, last year.  The following are excerpts from an article on this subject at Context Florida:

"The research center is needed to determine why so many beekeepers are losing colonies...We have some very serious problems." said Tom Nolan, the association’s president and a part-time beekeeper from Bradenton..

Nolan told the Senate Committee on Agriculture, “Beekeepers are losing about 30 percent of their colonies every year,” Nolan said. “I’ll ask you if you can think of an industry that can survive starting 30 percent in the hole every year.”.read the entire article by Bruce Ritchie at Context Florida

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FLORIDA: The weather for the month was a little warmer than normal with precipitation slightly higher than normal. There was still not very much rain, as December is typically a dry month in Florida. Bee health was considered to be very good. Beekeepers were splitting hives and treating for mites in preparation for the annual trip to California for almond pollination with many hives being relocated shortly after the middle of next month. There were few sources of food, except for scattered wild flowers and some maple. The maple bloom appeared to be about a week earlier than normal. Citrus greening was causing some early premature orange bloom, but no honey was being produced from that source. The next source of food for honey production will be citrus, primarily orange blossom, in March. There was essentially no honey being produced for sale and practically no stored honey available for sale. Demand remains good with supplies very light and prices remaining at or near record levels.

The entire report can be found here: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvmhoney.pdf

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USF Botanical Gardens
2014 - 2015 Beekeeping Class Workshops:  Brochure

USF Botanical Garden Beekeepers, Laurie Walker - Director
12210 USF Pine Dr, Tampa, FL 33620 ~ (813) 974-2329

Beekeeping Classes are held on 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am - 12:30 pm.  Additional functions and events will be announced.  Bee Yard on grounds.  Best management Practices followed.  In-house Honey extraction.  FSBA membership encouraged.

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The FloridaBeekeepers Forum is a place for Discussion and Sharing of Modern Beekeeping Practices and Procedures using conventional hives to practice the art and skills learned in our day-to-day endeavors...all the while enjoying the experience, with the willingness to SHARE this knowledge with everyone interested in Modern Beekeeping and Proven Management Techniques.

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Is Honey Without Pollen Really Honey?
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