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.
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.