Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida - Monthly Meeting - Charlotte county
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida - Monthly Meeting - Charlotte county

Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida - Monthly Meeting - Charlotte county

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UF/IFAS Charlotte County Extension

25550 Harbor View Rd #3

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

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At our meetings, Gulfcoast Beekeepers of Florida members will educate and mentor beekeepers of all skill levels with practical and pertinent beekeeping information. Come ask your questions! You don't have to be a beekeeper (yet) to join us, just have a sincere interest in honey bees.

We will be discussing:

  • what should be going on in your hive that month,

  • any current problems we face as beekeepers,

  • current pest and infections along with IPM strategies (integrated pest management)

  • BMPs, local and state legislature affecting beekeepers

  • as well as where to get equipment and supplies locally

  • local bee-related events.


Tentative Schedule for 2017 (subject to change without notice):

  • Jan 17 - feeding & winter hive maintenance - inaugural meeting
  • Feb 21 - preparing for the upcoming honey flows
  • Mar 21 - supering & swarm prevention
  • Apr 18 - requeening
  • May 16 - indentifying your nectar and pollen sources
  • Jun 20 - harvesting honey
  • Jul 18 - requeening
  • Aug 15 - products from the hive & harvesting honey
  • Sep 19 - preparing for the last nectar flow & swarm prevention
  • Oct 17 - final honey flows
  • Nov TBD- preparing your hives for winter
  • Dec TBD- holiday party



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UF/IFAS Charlotte County Extension

25550 Harbor View Rd #3

Port Charlotte, FL 33980

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