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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

beekeeping-short-course-2014The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is again pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in February and March, 2014. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle, including the Santa Rosa County Extension Offices in both Milton and Jay. Classes will be taught by Dr. Jamie Ellis and other state and nationally recognized experts from the University of Florida, as well as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection.

Classes are three Monday evenings and one Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Central Time and a Saturday morning bee-yard field day. Each 30-50 minute presentation will be followed by a question/answer period.

February 24:   Honey Bee Biology and Anatomy

March 3:         Varroa Mite Biology and Control

March 10:       Honey Bees of the World and Beekeeping History

March 15:       Bee-Yard Field-Day – A hands on learning opportunity

March 18:       Yearly Management of the Honey Bee

Registration for all five classed is $25 per person, or $40 for a family. This fee covers course materials and refreshments. Deadline to register is February 17, 2014. For more information or to register, please contact the Santa Rosa County Extension Service at county-extension@santarosa.fl.gov or call (850) 623-3868/675-6654.

See the 2014 Beekeeping in Panhandle FLYER for more information.

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