Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wiregrass Beekeepers will be at the 

Landmark Park  Spring Farm Day

March 17 10AM - 3PM
Phillip Carter - Extension Service Specialist will be giving demonstrations an Honey Bees and native pollinators.

WBA members will have tables set up in front of the Bee Hive Enclosure located on the south side of the property.
WBA members will be displaying honey for sale AND various products from the hive.  Soaps, lotions, wax products etc.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Honey extraction demonstration at Landmark Park June 24th was a success

Susan did a great job overseeing everything.  WBA membership attendance was a bit lower this year, but we were able to spend quality time with our visitors and enjoyed ourselves in the process. 
About 19 gallons of honey was extracted and bottled for the park.  Much of it quickly going out the door in the hands of park visitors who were fascinated to observe the process.  Some even got a bit of hands-on experience. Proceeds from the honey sales will go toward maintaining healthy bee colonies for the park, both on-site and off -site.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Intro video for Tools for Varroa Management
At the Feb 4th, 2017 Alabama Beekeepers Association annual conference in Clanton. AL  Dr. Jamie Ellis (UFL- Gainesville ) spoke on the Honey bee Sustainability

Dr. Ellis said that the top three requirements for keeping a bee colony alive, and well, were:  Varroa control, Productive queens and Nutrition.  The national survey data he reviewed pointed to these three needs time after time.

Dr. Ellis recommends that every beekeeper download the
Tools for Varroa Management

It is Dr. Ellis opinion that there is no better document available today to guide beekeepers on the topic.  He stated that it does not matter whether we are small scale hobby beekeepers; sideliners or large scale commercial beekeepers - this document should be our go-to source of information.

The document covers all kinds of proven methods, from "natural" methods to man-made chemical compounds.

Friday, February 3, 2017


5th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow

Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2017

Chipley Florida

This Year’s Event Features:
·         Unique Opportunities for Hands-On Open Hive Experiences

·         Presentations on the Latest in Research-Based Beekeeping Management Practices

·         Interaction With Expert Beekeepers

·         Vendors with Beekeeping Equipment, Hive Products, and Honey Tasting

·         Door Prizes Include a Grand Prize Each Day of a 10-Frame Bee Hive!


UF/IFAS Extension Washington County Office,

1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428



8:00 am – 5:00 pm each day


Registration:  Includes Lunch, Refreshments, Publications, Door Prize Tickets, & Educational Sessions

·         $30 for One Day or $50 for Both Days per Person.

·         $10 Age 12 and Under Each Day.

·         Late Fee of $10.00 after April 7th.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017