Beekeeping in the Panhandle short course offered in March

February 9, 2016

 The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March 2016. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing. Classes will be taught by state and nationally recognized experts.

  • Classes are Monday evenings from 6-8 pm Central Time
  • Each presentation will be followed by an interactive question & answer period.
  • Registration for all three classes is $15 per person, or $25 for a family and covers course materials and light refreshments. Deadline to register is Friday, March 4, 2016. Call the Walton County Extension Office at 850-892-8172 for more information. The course will be held at the UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Monday March 7: Introduction to Beekeeping –Tomas Bustamante, UF/IFAS Bee Lab Apiarist

Monday March 14: Bee Nutrition-What bees need to Thrive – David Westervelt, FDACS Chief, Bureau of Apiary Inspection

Bee Botany-Identify the Plants and Flowers Bees Visit – Laurence Cutts, retired FDACS Inspector and Professional Beekeeper

Monday March 21: Apiary Pests & Bee Diseases – Identification and Management – Dr. Bill Kern, UF/IFAS Entomologist