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2017 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Summer Series

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615 Paul Russell Rd

615 Paul Russell Road

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to offer three intermediate level beekeeping classes, August 17, August 24, and September 7. These classes will be offered via interactive web-conferencing at Extension Offices across North Florida, including Leon County Extension (615 Paul Russell Rd).

The Leon County Beekeeping in the Panhandle line-up is as follows:

  • Thursday August 17th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 30-minute Q&A session with Master Beekeeper Bob Livingston of the Apalachee Beekeepers Association (ABA), followed by the web-conference speaker presentation Fall Pest and Disease Management - Varroa Mites and Nosema, presented by Cameron Jack, UF/IFAS Bee Lab Apiarist

  • Thursday August 24th, 5:45 - 8:30 pm, Open Hive Demonstration with Bob Livingston of the ABA, followed by the web-conference speaker presentation Working With Pollination Contracts, presented by Jeanette Klopchin, FDACS Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection

  • Thursday September 7th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 30-minute Q&A session with Bob Livingston of the ABA, followed by the web-conference speaker presentation Minimizing Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides, presented by Jeanette Klopchin, FDACS Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection

The hands-on Open Hive demonstration on August 24 will be at our Leon Extension Bee Yard, led by Bob Livingston. (Protective gear will be provided if you do not have your own, but please bring your own gear if you have it. If needed, the rain date is same time block preceding the third class on September 7. Registrants will be notified via e-mail through Eventbrite if the Open Hive session must be postponed due to weather.)

Registration for all three classes is $15 per person, or $25 for a family up to four, and covers course materials and refreshments.

Please contact Extension Agent, Molly Jameson, with any questions by emailing mjameson@ufl.edu or calling 850-606-5219

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