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Announcing the 2013 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Shortcourse

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Whether you’re interested in bees as a hobby or profession, beekeeping is a fascinating and agriculturally important endeavor.

Announcing the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short-course

Libbie Johnson

Beginning on February 18th, UF IFAS Extension agents in northwest Florida will be offering a four night “Beekeeping in the Panhandle” short-course through interactive videoconferencing.  All classes will be held on Monday evenings, 6-8 Central, 7-9 Eastern.  The shortcourse is building on the 2011-2012 sessions and will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and his associates at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab in Gainesville.

Below is a list of each topic and the date it will be taught:

February 18

Queen and Package Bee Production

February 25

Nutrition/Immunity in Honey Bees

March 4

Integrated Pest Management for Disease/Pest Control

March 11

History and Theory of Honey Production

The cost of the event is $ 25 per person or $ 40 for a family.  This fee will cover course materials and refreshments.   Deadline to register is February 8, 2013.  Please contact your local UF IFAS Extension office to register or to find out more details.

Libbie Johnson

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/12/announcing-the-2013-beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-shortcourse/