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UF/IFAS Beekeeping Short-Course & Bee-Yard Field Day!

2014 cThe UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2015. These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Panhandle. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service (listed below) to register.

Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized 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.

Classes are Monday evenings from 6-8 pm Central Time, 7-9 pm Eastern Time, with a Saturday morning bee-yard field day from 9-12 am! Each presentation will be followed by an interactive question & answer period.

  • March 9: Honey Bee Biology, Anatomy, & Hive Structure

  • March 16: Bee Nutrition and Bee Botany (Identification of Nectar Plants)

  • March 21: Bee-Yard Field-Day – A hands on learning opportunity!

  • March 23: Important Pest and Diseases – Identification and Management

Registration for all four classes is $ 20 per person, or $ 30 for a family. This fee covers course materials and refreshments.  Here is a link to a printable program Flyer: Beekeeping in Panhandle Spring 2015 Workshop – Flyer

Please contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Service (see list below) to register:

Bay County 850-784-6105
Calhoun County 850-674-8323
Escambia County 850-475-5230
Gadsden County 850-875-7255
Gulf County 850-639-3200
Holmes County 850-547-1108
Jackson County 850-482-9620
Jefferson County 850-342-0187
Leon County 850-606-5202
Okaloosa County 850-689-5850
Santa Rosa County 850-623-3868
Wakulla County 850-926-3931
Walton County 850-892-8172
Washington County 850-638-6180



Author: Judy Ludlow – judy.ludlow@ufl.edu

Judy Ludlow is the Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent in Calhoun County, Florida

Judy Ludlow

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