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
here:  http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/

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.