Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Charlotte County | Dec 17 2019

December 17 @ 23:30 December 18 @ 00:30

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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 Collier 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

UF IFAS Extension Charlotte County

25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte,Florida33980United States
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Collier County | Dec 9 2019

December 10 @ 00:00 01:00

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association

239-558-1130

https://www.facebook.com/gulfcoastbees/

UF / IFAS Extension Collier County

14700 Immokalee Rd
Naples,Florida34120United States
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Charlotte County | Nov 19 2019

November 19 @ 23:30 November 20 @ 00:30

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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 Collier 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

UF IFAS Extension Charlotte County

25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte,Florida33980United States
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Collier County | Nov 11 2019

November 12 @ 00:00 01:00

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association

239-558-1130

https://www.facebook.com/gulfcoastbees/

UF / IFAS Extension Collier County

14700 Immokalee Rd
Naples,Florida34120United States
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Bee 101 | Become a Beekeeper | Hands-on Workshop | Nov 2-3, 2019

November 2 @ 13:00 November 3 @ 21:00

Become a Beekeeper Workshop
Beekeeper Education

Intro to Beekeeping | Become a Beekeeper Hands-On Series, includes Suiting Up and Going into the Hives (2-days)

This is a unique and one of a kind opportunity to actually work the bees in actual bee hives as part of the Hands-on portion of the workshop. We will suit you up and take a close look at the bees. You will be learning how to use the tools, what you are looking for and have personal hands-on experience working in the hive. Learn from a UF Advanced Master Beekeeper [not included in the non-beekeeper ticket


Class Lecture on Saturday, Nov 2nd from 9am-4pm at UF / IFAS Charlotte County Extension, at 25550 Harbor View Rd # 3, Port Charlotte, FL 33980

  • Becoming a Beekeeper
  • Basic Tools
  • Hive Equipment
  • How to Get Started
  • Maintaining Your Hive
  • Working Bees
  • Hive Structure
  • Colony Structure 
  • General Management
  • SW Florida Forage
  • Products of the Hive
  • Honey Harvesting
  • Pests & Diseases

Hands-On Workshop on Sun, Nov 3rd from 12pm-4/5pm at GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary, at 4160 Old Burnt Store Road, N, Cape Coral, FL 33993

  • Bee PPE/Lighting Smoker – how to do it the right way.
  • Hive Building – build your hive and frames onsite using our jigs, nails, staples
  • Hive Inspections/Splits – over-the-shoulder with UF Advanced Master Beekeeper  
  • Into the Hive – hands-on experince with the bees. YOU will be working with the bees.

Students receive a Basic Start Up Kit that includes:

  • 10-frame Langstroth Hive w Deep Hive Body, 10 frames with Foundation, Migratory Top Board and Bottom Board,
  • Beekeeper Veil,
  • Gloves,
  • Smoker, 
  • Hive Tool

Membership included:

  • Gulf Coast Beekeepers of Florida – 1 yr

Does not include BEEs or FDACS Beekeeper Registration.

Waiver required for Hands-on Workshop portion.  Discounts for couples that only want one set of equipment. Additional equipment and protective gear available for purchase at 10% discount at the workshop.


REGISTRATION ends on Wednesday, Oct 30th at 11:30pm. REGISTER TODAY, so you don’t miss out!


Already have everything listed in the Basic Start Up Kit?  Simply give us a jingle at 239-558-1130 and you may be able to sign up as an ADDITIONAL Family Member instead.


NOT SURE if Beekeeping is for you? Simply register for Saturday classroom only portion. If you change your mind during the class and we have equipment available, you may be able to upgrade to full registration to add Sunday and Basic Beekeeping Kit at that time. Limited seats available. Register early



Building equipment

Click HERE for More Information and Photos of past events

Hive inspection

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary

239-443-5597

www.gvafarm.com

GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm & Apiary

4160 Old Burnt Store Road N
Cape Coral,Florida33993United States
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239-443-5597
www.gvafarm.com

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Charlotte County | Oct 15 2019

October 15 @ 22:30 23:30

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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 Collier 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

UF IFAS Extension Charlotte County

25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte,Florida33980United States
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Collier County | Oct 14 2019

October 14 @ 23:00 October 15 @ 00:00

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association

239-558-1130

https://www.facebook.com/gulfcoastbees/

UF / IFAS Extension Collier County

14700 Immokalee Rd
Naples,Florida34120United States
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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Charlotte County | Sep 17 2019

September 17 @ 22:30 23:30

At our meetings, Gulf Coast 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 Collier 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

UF IFAS Extension Charlotte County

25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte,Florida33980United States
+ Google Map