North Santa Rosa

BeeKeepers Class

Santa Rosa County Extension Office Offering Beekeeping Classes

Santa Rosa County Extension and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) will present a series of classes called “Beekeeping in the Panhandle”. The classes cover a variety of beekeeping topics including types of honey bees, pollen collection and how to split hives. These classes will be offered by interactive video at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office located at 5259 Booker Lane in Jay and held from 6-8 p.m. on the scheduled dates.

Eight sessions are as follows:

• Monday, Nov. 21: Introduction to Bees

• Monday, Nov. 28: Introduction to Beekeeping and Beekeeping Equipment

• Monday, Dec. 5: Bee Management

• Monday, Dec. 12: Pests and Diseases

• Monday, Jan. 9: Honey Plants and Pollination Ecology

• Monday, Jan. 16: Products of the Hive

• Monday, Jan. 23: Splitting Hives, Increasing Hive Numbers and Pollination

• Monday, Jan. 30: Others Topics in Beekeeping

Along with the registration form, a $50 fee per person and $25 for each additional person covers the cost of the class and materials. You can mail the registration to the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL 32565. Registration and payments are due by November 16.

A Beekeeping Tradeshow is also being held at the Washington County Extension Office located at 1424 Jackson Ave. in Chipley on December 10 at 10 a.m. Preregistration is at 9 a.m. the day of the event. This free tradeshow consists of hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and more.

For more information, or to register, please contact the Santa Rosa County Extension Office at 675-6654, or .


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