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UF / IFAS Collier Extension

14700 Immokalee Rd

Naples, FL 34120

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Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida - Monthly Meeting - Collier county

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***EVENTS HELD ON ZOOM due to COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*** For more info, please visit. https://GulfCoastBees.com

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. For Charlotte county, click here

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 (subject to change without notice):

  • Jan - feeding & winter hive maintenance - inaugural meeting
  • Feb - preparing for the upcoming honey flows 
  • Mar - supering & swarm prevention
  • Apr - requeening & how to catch a swarm
  • May - indentifying your nectar and pollen sources (going into the hives in Collier - members only)
  • Jun - harvesting honey
  • Jul - requeening
  • Aug - products from the hive & harvesting honey
  • Sep - preparing for the last nectar flow & swarm prevention
  • Oct - final honey flows  
  • Nov - preparing your hives for winter
  • Dec - holiday party

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UF / IFAS Collier Extension

14700 Immokalee Rd

Naples, FL 34120

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Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida! We welcome you to join us for bee-friendly events & workshops! All skill levels encouraged to join!

At our meetings, we hope to educate and mentor beekeepers of all skill levels.
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, local and state legislative as well as where to get equipment and supplies locally and any current bee-related events.

We will have a honey booth during each County Fair where we will sell local honey, honey straws from our members and give away free information on beekeeping and honeybees.

There will be two Intro to Beekeeping courses  throughout the year to help encourage and educate new beekeepers.

Some of our beekeepers also sell their Honey at the local farmers markets and others may participate in bee removals. So, there will always be something for everyone.

If you live in Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Collier or the northern part of Lee counties, we encourage you to participate at a location closest to you.

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