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Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Meeting | Charlotte County | May 21 2019

May 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

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

Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association

239-558-1130

www.GulfCoastBees.com

UF / IFAS Charlotte County Extension

25550 Harborview Rd #3
Port Charlotte,FL33980United States
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