Sunday, 06 November 2011 06:21 Written by

Okaloosa County Extension and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) will present a series of classes called Beekeeping in the Panhandle. Registration and payments are due by November 16. For more information or to register, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Okaloosa County Extension Director, at 689-5850.

The classes cover a variety of beekeeping topics including types of honey bees, pollen collection and how to split hives. These classes will be offered by interactive video at the Okaloosa County Extension Office located at 5479 Old Bethel Road in Crestview from 6-8 p.m. on the scheduled dates.


Monday, Nov. 21

Introduction to Bees

Monday, Nov. 28

Introduction to Beekeeping and Beekeeping Equipment

Monday, Dec. 5

Bee Management


Monday, Dec. 12

Pests and Diseases

Monday, Jan. 9

Honey Plants and Pollination Ecology

Monday, Jan. 16

Products of the Hive

Monday, Jan. 23

Splitting Hives, Increasing Hive Numbers and Pollination

Monday, Jan. 30

Others Topics in Beekeeping


Speakers will include UF/IFAS Extension entomologists and apiary specialists with Florida’s Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of Plant & Apiary Inspection

A Beekeeping Tradeshow is also being held at the Washington County Extension Office located at 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley on Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. Preregistration is at 9 a.m. the day of the event. This free tradeshow consists of hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and more.


Along with the registration form, a $50 fee per person and $25 for each additional person covers the cost of the classes and materials. You can mail the registration to the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 5479 Old Bethel Road, Crestview, FL 32536.

Rate this item
(0 votes)

  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 1507
Auspicia este Sitio:

Help Apinews!

Amount in US $ dollars Tooltip $10.00