The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will once again be offering a Basic  Beekeeping School in February and March.  These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  

  • These classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized beekeeping experts from the
    University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab and the
    Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of
    Plant and Apiary Inspection.

  • There
    will be three Monday-evening and one Tuesday evening interactive video
    conferences from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and a
    Saturday bee-yard field day.

  • Each 30-50 minute presentation will be followed by a question/answer period

February 24:   Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy

March 3:          Varroa Mite Biology and Control

March 10:        Honey Bees of the World and Beekeeping History

March 15:        Bee-Yard Field-Day – A hands on teaching opportunity

March 18:        Yearly Management of the honey bee

  • The cost for all five classes is $ 25 per person or $ 40 for a family.  This fee will cover course materials and refreshments.
  • Deadline to register is February 17, 2014.  Please call the Extension Office at 850-689-5850 for more details and to register.

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