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Friday and Saturday
August 14 -15, 2015

UF Ft. Lauderdale Research
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3205 College Ave. Davie, FL 33314


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FSBA Annual Fall Conference Meeting 2015

November 20 - 22, 2015

A call for presentations at the 2015 Florida State Beekeepers Annual Fall Conference Meeting is open until August 8, 2015.

If you have a relevant presentation on a research project, best management practice, innovative beekeeping technique or another aspect of beekeeping we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the presentation application form and return to tony@floridabeekeepers.org  no later than August 1st.


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The annual meeting planning committee will review all submissions to for addition to the agenda. We will notify presenters by August 15th. Presenters will receive complimentary registration to the event. Travel, lodging, and all other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

More information (options, room rates, etc.) will be provided as it becomes available. Also visit our facebook page (Like Us & Share with your facebook friends)
 

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Build the Bee Lab

The FSBA is coming back this year for funding of the bee lab, after being stung in 2014 by Gov. Rick Scott's line item veto, last year.  The following are excerpts from an article on this subject at Context Florida:


"The research center is needed to determine why so many beekeepers are losing colonies...We have some very serious problems." said Tom Nolan, the association’s president and a part-time beekeeper from Bradenton..

Nolan told the Senate Committee on Agriculture, “Beekeepers are losing about 30 percent of their colonies every year,” Nolan said. “I’ll ask you if you can think of an industry that can survive starting 30 percent in the hole every year.”.read the entire article by Bruce Ritchie at Context Florida


Build the Bee Lab Brochure | Context Florida Article

Per Tom Nolan (President of the Florida State Beekeepers Association):  Funding for the bee lab will be taken up as soon as June 9, 2015. We need as many people as possible to call and email Monday (June 15, 2015) morning. When calling, you will most likely go straight into voice mail, leave a message, you don’t need for anyone to return your call.

Rep. Ben Albritton, 850-717-5056, ben.albritton@myfloridahouse.gov
Rep. Doug Broxson, 850-717-5003, doug.broxson@myfloridahouse.gov 
Rep. Neil Combee, 850-717-5039, neil.combee@myfloridahouse.gov
Rep. Debbie Mayfield, 850-717-5054, debbie.mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov
Rep. Jimmie T. Smith, 850-717-5034, jimmie.smith@myfloridahouse.gov
Rep. Ray Pilon, 850-717-5072,
ray.pilon@myfloridahouse.gov

Ask that the House match the Senate appropriate of $3.6 million. Tell them it is line number 101 for the Conference Committee of the Senate General Government and House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations. The Senate offer is $3,644,269 the House offer is $0.



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2014 - 2015 Beekeeping Class Workshops:  Brochure

USF Botanical Garden Beekeepers, Laurie Walker - Director
12210 USF Pine Dr, Tampa, FL 33620 ~ (813) 974-2329

Beekeeping Classes are held on 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am - 12:30 pm.  Additional functions and events will be announced.  Bee Yard on grounds.  Best management Practices followed.  In-house Honey extraction.  FSBA membership encouraged.

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FLORIDA: The weather for the month was a little warmer than normal with precipitation slightly higher than normal. There was still not very much rain, as December is typically a dry month in Florida. Bee health was considered to be very good. Beekeepers were splitting hives and treating for mites in preparation for the annual trip to California for almond pollination with many hives being relocated shortly after the middle of next month. There were few sources of food, except for scattered wild flowers and some maple. The maple bloom appeared to be about a week earlier than normal. Citrus greening was causing some early premature orange bloom, but no honey was being produced from that source. The next source of food for honey production will be citrus, primarily orange blossom, in March. There was essentially no honey being produced for sale and practically no stored honey available for sale. Demand remains good with supplies very light and prices remaining at or near record levels.

The entire report can be found here: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvmhoney.pdf

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