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Introduction to Beekeeping: A Hobby with Sweet Rewards ~ Part 1

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

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This program is an introduction to honey bees and will introduce you to the basics of honey bees and their biology and the guiding principles of beekeeping. This is part one of a three part series! 

 Instructor: Robert Burkard

      Introduction to Honey Bees

  • Introduction to Basics of Apiculture
  • Types of Bees
  • Races of Honey Bees
  • Bee Biology
  • Understanding the players in the hive and how the hive operates as a collective with 50,000 individuals
  • The Sting
In addition to the personal satisfaction of harvesting your own pure natural honey, many of our food staples would disappear without honey bees for pollination. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these under-appreciated workers pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops, which constitute one-third of everything we eat. Honey bees are important for pollinating familiar crops such as oranges, grapefruit, apples, almonds, blueberries, pumpkins, asparagus, and cucumbers, and also contribute to our beef and dairy industries by pollinating alfalfa.  Hobbyist beekeepers play a vital role in keeping our honey bee population healthy.


 

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Have questions about Introduction to Beekeeping: A Hobby with Sweet Rewards ~ Part 1? Contact Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)


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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center - Pinellas County Extension

Pinellas County Extension at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural and cultural history of the area in order to demonstrate the balance between our needs and the needs of natural Florida. For more information please call (727) 453-6800.

 

CENTER HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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