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November 2, 2011

Master Beekeeper College and the 91st Florida State Beekeepers Convention

Well, I was pleasantly surprised when my wife informed me that we could attend the college and FSBA Convention this October. I had already accepted that I could not attend this time. I was elated! I had already stopped studying and stopped gathering up my school work. Now I had to get in high gear […]

August 26, 2011

State Fall Convention October 2011

Several things needs to be completed before the Florida State Beekeepers Association Fall Convention, October 26-29, 2011. First I have to get my pickup truck loaded with bottled honey and meet an exercise class to deliver some honey and sell to new customers this morning. Then I have to go get an empty observation hive […]

February 23, 2011

Workshop Report

Alas, I am still the reporter for the NEBA workshop (unofficially). The speakers were: Audrey Berry, Research Tech from the Mississippi State University Entomology Dept. speaking on the Small Hive Beetle and how to cope; Mark Dykes, Research Tech from the University of Florida Entomology Dept. speaking on the African Honey Bee; Robert (Rob) Housburgh, […]

February 15, 2011

NEBA Workshop – Bratt, FL

I am a little remiss in getting this information out to all yawl. The North Escambia Bee Association (NEBA) is sponsoring their annual Beekeeping Workshop (Last year it was the CHAUTAUQUA) at the Northview High School in Bratt, FL. Saturday February 19, 2011. Registration starts at 0700-0800. Welcoming ceremonies will start at 0800. If you […]

November 10, 2010

High School Students

The FFA teacher/adviser, Perry, called me last month to go up to Northview High School in the northern part of the county to show the FFA students how to decap and extract honey. I do this every year (six or seven years now), but usually one or two months earlier. He said that he hoped […]

October 24, 2010

Pensacola State Fair

Friday and Saturday were my work evenings. I worked the Escarosa honey booth with a young lady about 7 or 8 years of age. She is a very knowledgeable young beekeeper. After watching her find the queen in record time and explaining about the bees to the visitors of the booth, I decided I could […]

October 12, 2010

New Responsibilities

I had a beekeeper call me the other day to ask if he could bring two observation hives over to my house. He said that I was the only one in the area whose bees could still find food. At least I was the only one that could keep an observation hive profitable. He gave […]

March 23, 2010

Florida State Beekeepers Spring Seminar

You know, sometimes there are lapses of the memory. I have one now. I am having a hard time remembering what has gone on in my life that needs to be repeated. I know that I have gone places, done things, and actually know what happened, but for the life of me, I am having […]

February 27, 2010

5th NEBA Chautauqua 2010

The North Escambia Bee Association Chautauqua was held on February 20, 2010 and was a success!! We had, at my count, 80 people. Over half were new beekeepers attending for the first time. I think there would have been more if the road signs had have been put out. I had places for 12 signs, […]

February 5, 2010

Bee Talk

Monday, my friend Doug, and I met at the Santa Rosa Extension office in Milton to talk about bees with an adult continuing education ladies group. We had a power point presentation and told of the bees coming to America in the 1600’s. Told about the pollination, honey, and the products that can be made […]